**For Immediate Release**
Save A Life Tour Coming to OPSU Monday
- released by OPSU Campus Communications on 03-06-07
Goodwell, Okla. – The nationally recognized Save a Life tour will bring their simulator to Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Monday, March 12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m in the Student Union Ballroom. The simulator is designed to educate people about the dangerous effects of alcohol impairment on driving skills. Participants will be offered a hands-on feel on how impaired driving truly becomes even after one drink.
The high tech simulator utilizes virtual reality to mimic real driving conditions including a 50 square mile virtual landscape with over 87 miles of roadway in urban and rural settings in a variety of weather conditions. The driver has full control over the “vehicle” and can even hear the engine noise, and feel bumps in the road and the pull of the steering wheel. The computer adjusts the “driver’s” blood-alcohol levels and forces the person behind the wheel to feel the effect it has on driving.
The event is open and free to anyone who would like to participate. Special invitations have been issued to driver education students in Texhoma, Goodwell and Guymon public schools.
The Save a Life tour at OPSU is made possible through the generosity of Texas County Turning Point; KGYN; OPSU Student Senate; OPSU Student Activities and includes the following Guymon businesses, Max Whipple of Farm Bureau; Brown and Associates; Garrison Agency; and Next Step Network.