Media/Public Release April 14, 2017
GALLATIN COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE SPONSORS PEERS IMPAIRED DRIVING SIMULATORS WITH BOZEMAN AND BELGRADE HIGH SCHOOLS
On Friday, April 21 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and Monday, April 24 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm the Gallatin County DUI Task Force will be sponsoring the first ever PEERS Impaired Driving Simulator Program along with the Bozeman and Belgrade High Schools. On Friday, April 21 the event will be held in the West parking lot of the Bozeman High School off of North 15th Avenue in Bozeman, MT and on Monday, April 24 the event will be held in the Belgrade High School Special Events Center at 220 Spooner Rd, Belgrade, MT.
The PEERS Impaired Driving Simulation System is based on the DS Portable Road Simulator that emulates real road driving conditions and is designed to realistically show students the dangers of Drinking and Driving. The Portable Road Simulator models the road using an actual vehicle and computer controlled sensors and actuators. Panoramic-simulated views of the road are presented to the trainee via virtual reality goggles while data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle provide an interactive educational experience.
The Gallatin County DUI Task Force is proud to be sponsoring this event along with the Bozeman and Belgrade High Schools during National Alcohol Awareness Month, and hopes this interactive experience will impress students and help them to make responsible choices for the upcoming Proms as well as for the rest of their lives. The Gallatin County Commissioners and the heads of Gallatin County’s Law Enforcement Agencies have also been invited to attend.
Kelley Parker-Wathne, DUI Task Force Coordinator (406) 580-6408
Steve Ette, Court Services Director (406) 582-3706
DUI Task Force Coordinator
1709 W. College 耀 Bozeman, MT 59715
(406)585-1492 耀 (406)580-6408
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