Statewide Distracted Driving Simulator Tour
SCNSC is partnering with State Farm and local Law Enforcement Departments during Teen Driver Safety Week to remind South Carolina teen drivers that distracted driving can be deadly. We will visit five high schools to bring students an outdoor, hands-on learning experience.
In addition to the virtual reality SCNSC Distracted Driving Simulator, Law Enforement Officers will conduct mock traffic stops to show young drivers how to prepare and respond during a routine traffic stop. We'll also have a cone course set up for students to navigate a golf cart while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles, which simulate impairment.
On a typical day, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes across the nation.
Every hour, a South Carolina driver crashes because they are distracted behind the wheel - that's more than 8,000 collisions a year.
In Georgia, more than 31,000 traffic violations were issued due to distracted driving in 2020.
Talking on a cell phone, even hands-free, texting, or programming an infotainment system diverts your attention away from driving. Keep yourself and others around you safe and #justdrive.
Teen Distracted Driving Awareness
Did you know there is a lot you can do to prevent distracted driving?
- Set up your drive to eliminate distractions.
- Parents, help your teen driver by frequently reminding them of the rules of the road.
- Set goals to build safe driving habits.