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Milton High to offer 'Distractology 101' for young drivers

Posted by Sarah Favot  April 8, 2011 10:30 AM

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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 kcahill@miltonps.org or call 617-696-4470 ext. 5529.

Sarah Favot can be reached at sarah.yourtown@gmail.com.

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