Army simulator stops at Sapulpa High School

Army simulates driving while impaired for high school students
Posted on 01/13/2020
Army Engagement Trailer at Sapulpa High School(SPS) -- Don’t drive drunk. Don’t drive distracted.

That’s the message the U.S. Army is hoping to get across to young people as its Army Engagement Trailer made a stop at Sapulpa High School on Monday.

The trailer is outfitted with five simulators in which participants get behind the wheel for a first-hand experience of what it’s like to drive while impaired. The driver must be able to come to a complete stop at stop signs, stay in the designated lane, obey the speed limit, and watch out for pedestrians in crosswalks or dogs darting across the street.

“We try to make it fun because, you know, it’s redundant to hear it all the time and now they can kind of see why you don’t wanna drive drunk, why you don’t wanna drive impaired,” said Sgt. Michael Jones.

The AET is one of 12 that the Army uses for educational purposes.

The trailer travels the country stopping at schools, colleges, and fairs to teach kids about driving while impaired.

It will remain open during school hours through Tuesday.

Students on the simulator

Student participates on the simulator

Students on simulator

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