With prom week here, graduation not far off and the summer season approaching, Operation Click promoted safe teen driving techniques this week at Delavan-Darien High School.
Students at DDHS had the opportunity to participate in a driving simulator during lunch and drive the Operation Click Golf Carts after school.
The driving simulator is a computer based driving program that allows the student to drive to specific directions. During the operation, students are instructed to call and text while they drive the simulator to prove the dangers of using a phone, whether it be texting or calling, while operation a motor vehicle.
The golf carts were provided by Kunes Auto Group. Students would operate the golf carts on a planned driving course in the DDHS parking lot. After the students successfully completed the course operating a golf cart without any impairment, the student would then wear “fatal vision” goggles, (AKA “Drunk Goggles”), which simulate what they would see while driving under the influence of alcohol.
After each simulation — on the computer or on the golf cart — all students got to see first-hand how their driving habits had changed from being distracted for under the influence.