Milton High School is hosting a new program next week to educate new drivers on the dangers of distracted driving.
The program, “Distractology 101,” sponsored by Arbella Insurance and Atlantic Insurance Group of Milton, is a free training program. Its goal is to prevent car crashes involving distracted teenage drivers.
The students will use a driving simulator that will give hands-on experience on how cellphones, radios, GPS devices, and conversations can interfere with a driver’s ability to concentrate while operating a vehicle.
The simulator will be parked in Milton High School’s main entrance parking lot for the week of April 11-15.
Enrollment is restricted to students in AP psychology or those students who have taken driver's education at Milton High School. A valid driver’s license or permit must be presented in order to register at the guidance office.
Students will get a 45-minute training session in the simulator console in sessions between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. next week. After the vacation in April, students will participate in a web-based reinforcement session. All students are welcome to participate in the online training.
For more information, contact Karen Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-696-4470 ext. 5529.
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