Health and wellness organization UNITE brings its Arrive Alive Tour program to JJC's Main Campus May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UNITE’s high-tech simulator will be on display at A-Patio to educate about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving. The event, sponsored by JJC’s Office of Student Activities and Wellness, is free and open to the public.
“The Office of Student Activities and Wellness is committed to supporting opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom,” said Amy Sims, coordinator for student activities and holistic wellness.” It is important to understand that there are many things that can impact a student’s success, this includes our own wellness. We want to students to be successful and understand the impact situations, such as distracted driving, can have on our lives. In addition to the simulator, Student Government will be providing free food and raffles and campus police will be providing educational activities and resources.”
According to UNITE, about one-third of all traffic deaths involve alcohol-impaired drivers, while cell phone use is one of the most commonly recognized driving distractions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.
UNITE delivers health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges, and communities across the nation in order to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.
JJC’s Main Campus is located at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
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