IUPUC Health Fair to Feature Impaired and Distracted Driving Simulator

September 19, 2019
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The IUPUC  Health Fair is set for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 on Main Street in the CLC from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This year’s fair includes flu shots from CVS, massages, men’s and women’s important health information, biometric health screenings for eligible faculty and staff, and an impaired driving and texting simulator. There will also be a variety of community health and fitness service providers available to discuss their organizations.

Virtual Reality Impaired Driving and Texting Simulator Outside the Library

UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program will be on site outside the library from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to demonstrate the consequences of impaired and distracted driving through virtual reality.

The program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired driving in a controlled environment.

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges, and communities across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.

  • Nearly one-third of all traffic deaths involve alcohol-impaired drivers.
  • Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
  • On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
  • One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use.
  • Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

These events have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.

For more information about the Health Fair, contact Yolanda Taylor via email at yftaylor@iupuc.edu.