Distractions and driving don't mix and a Wichita Falls hospital is using a course to drive home that fact to youngsters.
United Regional Trauma Services set up a Distracted Driving Course this afternoon to show teens and young adults the dangers of distracted driving.
They navigate an obstacle course while wearing goggles that simulate drunk driving.
"They already have issues of driving. They're new and younger drivers and inexperienced so we really want to take them to them and show them that just a little bit of a distraction can cause accidents," says Laura Pressler, trauma education at United Regional Health Care Center.
Health officials say each day in the U.S. at least nine people die and more than 1,000 are hurt in crashes that involve a distracted driver.
If you're interested in having United Regional bring its distracted driving course to your school or group contact Laura Pressler at 940-764-3088.