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PA DUI Safety Simulator rolls into Plymouth Whitemarsh High

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PLYMOUTH » Traditiona­lly, the only way for new drivers to gain experience was to practice in the family car with a parent, or to incur the cost of a driver’s education instructor. This often leaves new drivers with limited time behind the wheel and feeling uncertain about their driving skills .

State Farm agents Danette Reid and Maya Brown hosted the Pennsylvan­ia DUI Safety Simulator for youthful drivers and school administra­tion to experience and understand the impact of distractio­ns and impaired driving.

The Safety SIMulator is a virtual driving experience that allows students to sit in a real car “cockpit” with working instrument­s and a three-screen, 120° view. The Safety SIM creates impaired driving scenarios in which the driver or other vehicles on the road are being operated by someone under the influence. The system operator can take the driver through a selection of hundreds of different driving scenarios. This risk free setting allows drivers to gain a better understand­ing of the risks associated with impaired driving.

The visit is sponsored by State Farm™ and hosted by agents, Danette Reid and Maya Brown.

Since 2003, State Farm

has sponsored the PA DUI Simulator.

 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? Lt. Brian Mack, Whitemarsh Township Police Department­Pictured during the DUI Safety Simulator event are, from left: Lori Fair, Administra­tive Assistant, Whitemarsh Township Police Department; Officer Jim Sweeney, Whitemarsh Township Police Department; Agent Maya Brown (Flourtown), State Farm Insurance; Agent Danette Reid (North Wales), State Farm Insurance
SUBMITTED PHOTO Lt. Brian Mack, Whitemarsh Township Police Department­Pictured during the DUI Safety Simulator event are, from left: Lori Fair, Administra­tive Assistant, Whitemarsh Township Police Department; Officer Jim Sweeney, Whitemarsh Township Police Department; Agent Maya Brown (Flourtown), State Farm Insurance; Agent Danette Reid (North Wales), State Farm Insurance
 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? State Farm agents Danette Reid and Maya Brown and Lori Fair of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department partnered to sponsor a visit with the Pennsylvan­ia DUI Safety Simulator.
SUBMITTED PHOTO State Farm agents Danette Reid and Maya Brown and Lori Fair of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department partnered to sponsor a visit with the Pennsylvan­ia DUI Safety Simulator.
 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? Agent Maya Brown (Flourtown), State Farm Insurance
SUBMITTED PHOTO Agent Maya Brown (Flourtown), State Farm Insurance
 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? Agent Danette Reid (North Wales), State Farm Insurance
SUBMITTED PHOTO Agent Danette Reid (North Wales), State Farm Insurance

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