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The driving simulator sponsored by the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) and State Farm Insurance made a stop at the Gateway Achievement Center Tuesday morning.

While in the simulator students were able to experience, by way of virtual reality, what it would be like to be behind the wheel if they were under the influence of a controlled substance. During the West Virginia Simulator Education Program students also learned what the consequences are for driving while intoxicated.

WV Public Health instructor Dan Pickens travels more than 6,000 miles per year around the Mountain State to visit every high school, totaling more than 150, to present the lesson.