SCC Press Release

SCC Invites Students to Try a Texting and Driving Simulator September 5

PEER Awareness, a health and wellness company based in Grand Rapids, MI, will bring its texting and driving simulator to Southeastern Community College’s West Burlington campus on Wednesday, September 5. The simulator will be open from 9:00AM to 3:00PM in the cafeteria.

Texting can be more dangerous than alcohol to drivers, and government officials are starting to take notice. Many states have passed laws banning texting while driving. Thanks to a partnership between Southeastern Community College and PEER Awareness, the dangers of texting while driving can now be experienced in a safe, controlled environment.

Students and faculty will be introduced to the AWARE-TXT Simulator. This simulator allows drivers to sit in a real car equipped with machinery and sensors to simulate real driving. The system renders a virtual field of vision on a heads-up display worn by the “driver.” It also renders various road conditions like rain and snow.

Users experience the difficulty of texting while driving in a completely safe environment. It allows drivers to fully appreciate the dangers without risking their safety. The simulator has become very popular on high school and college campuses around the country.

Learn more about PEER Awareness and their AWARE-TXT Simulator and other programs at For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Zeke Seymore at (866) 949-7337 or

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