This National Safe Driving Week, North Vancouver RCMP and ICBC have partnered together in an attempt to show students the dangers of driving while either distracted or impaired.
Students at Sutherland Secondary School were put to the test in a pair of exercises during their third period classes. A distracted driving simulator and a pair of goggles that impair vision were used to demonstrate the difficulty of driving while impaired or distracted.
Distracted driving is the number one cause of crashes in BC, surpassing impaired driving. It also is a more common factor in fatal crashes than any other type of impairment.
ICBC road safety coordinator Harvey Kooner says the simulation in the school is a very accurate representation of what happens on the roads.