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Simulations show students the dangers of drinking, texting while driving

(WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Students at Heritage High School in Lynchburg got a hands-on lesson about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving on Wednesday.

The Save a Life Tour provided two simulation experiences, one focusing on texting and driving and the other on impaired driving.

The goal was to demonstrate the potentially deadly consequences of making poor decisions behind the wheel.

"Watching that video and seeing that that guy has to live with the fact that he killed two people and realizing how many times I've texted and driven and swerved into the other lane harmlessly, I realized I need to put my phone away and concentrate," said Meghan Zimmerman, a student at Heritage High School.

The event was funded by a grant the school received back in October.

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