Boxelder Job Corps Students learn consequences of driving drunk and texting.
Students at Boxelder Job Corps got a taste of what it’s like to drive drunk and text and drive, but they weren’t really on the road or drinking and driving. Instead they were learning the consequences of risky driving by participating in Simulated Reality, the virtual reality driving simulator program operated by the Sioux Empire Safety Village. Dave Renli, Executive Director of the Safety Village, took one of the Safety Village’s three simulators to the Job Corps for a week. This is the first time the simulators have been in the western part of South Dakota. To understand how the simulators work, you almost have to try them out yourself. The next best thing is to watch it being done. That’s why I’m including a link to a story done by KEVN out of Rapid. http://www.blackhillsfox.com/2012/06/13/New-simulator-mimics-distracted-driving The simulators have been in use for a little more than a year now and have been a big hit. Mainly we take them to schools. More than 3,000 people have “Experienced the Reality without the Reality” while driving the simulators. If you are interested in scheduling the simulators, please contact us at (605) 334-7233.