TIFTON — Health and wellness advocacy education organization UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour plans to make a stop at Tifton's Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The stop will give students the chance to experience the dangerous consequences of driving under various influences in a safe environment, organizers said.
Using Bluetooth sensors synced to a car's brakes, gas pedal and steering wheel and a 180 degrees virtual reality headset, participants can experience a fully immersive simulation of what it is like to drive drunk, distracted or even drugged by marijuana without even moving.
The organization has brought the tour to highway safety offices, military bases, colleges and government agencies across the United States, and has seen an appearance at ABAC in previous years as well.
"We've worked with (ABAC) in the past; we typically visit them at least once a year in order to bring some awareness of these issues to these students," said Nick Pitts, a representative of the Arrive Alive Tour. "So when they're put in these types of situations, they can make some better decisions on the safe route."
While the event is catered toward students, anyone of the public is welcome to participate. The tour's simulation will be set up outside of ABAC's Donaldson Dining Hall, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 9.