WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A local college is marking National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week by shedding light on a very bad mix. Wilkes University hosted a driving simulator event Thursday at the Henry Student Center. Students were able to get behind the wheel of the simulator and test their abilities.
Studies show distraction rather than inexperience causes more crashes. When it comes to driving, impairment begins with the first drink. 18-year-old Wilkes University Freshman Preston Harvey said, “People who drink and drive, they tend to hit people and injure either themselves by crashing or they can kill someone else.” Wilkes Senior Romeo Rosario who is President of Wilkes University BACCHUS Club added, “One drink can lead to a whole slew of consequences and sometimes even jail time and somebody else’s life as well.”
Wilkes University teamed-up with Pennsylvania State Police, AAA Mid Atlantic, and Lehigh Valley Health Network for the driving simulator event.