PCC Hosts Distracted Driving Awareness Presentation and Simulation on Campus
Pratt Community College teamed up with Miss Kansas, Kendall Schoenekase and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Justin Noel’s The SEAT to show students the effects and dangers of distracted driving.
On Mar. 15 PCC and three other Kansas community college’s launched a campaign contest in conjunction with the Kansas Insurance Department to promote and share the message of texting while driving.
“Bringing these valuable resources to campus was something that the College Relations team thoguht would really give students an insight to the dangers of distracted driving,” said Megan Eaton, PCC marketing communications coordinator.
The SEAT is an educational bus equiped with a driving video simulation inside. Office Noel sets students up to drive on a digital country road while texting their phones. Students have to multi-task drivng and texting and try not to crash.
PCC invited Schoenekase to give her presentation for her personal platform, Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive. Schoenekase spoke to students about her personal experience, national statistics and a powerful message about what distracted driving can do.
The community college contest will go through Apr. 17. As of Apr. 3 PCC is in sencond place with pledges from students, staff and community. To show your support take the pledge by texting the word PRATT to 50555.