Beaufort News

Texting while driving is perilous, students discover

Kailin Good, a student at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, "hit" a bus and racked up five traffic tickets while using a simulator that paired texting with driving. The simulator was operated by Robert Tower with Professionals Encouraging Education's Reform Statewide, or PEERS, is a group that uses creative ways to help young people make informed and healthy decisions. The car, connected to a computer, also could simulate drunken driving. Before they got behind the wheel of the simulator, students were asked to sign a pledge promising not to text or drink while driving.