Friday, October 26, 2012

Edison Hosts National Save A Life Tour to Promote Drunk Driving Awareness

Edison will host the National Save A Life Tour to help spread the word about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol on November 6, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Piqua Campus. The traveling program, now in its fifth year, utilizes an “in-your-face” approach to get its message across with a driving simulator that creates the effects of driving while impaired.

Edison has partnered with Kramer Edu-tainment and FAAC, Inc. to bring this truly intense, one of a kind driving simulation to campus. The experience offers a sobering first-hand look at the devastating effects of driving under the influence of alcohol in an effort to raise awareness on an epidemic that accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.

The life-like simulation incorporates the same technology that is currently being used to train our nation's top military and law enforcement institutions. The level of impairment is based upon nationally recognized formulas of body weight and number of drinks.

Participants will drive in a totally interactive environment with a true 225 degree field of vision, force feedback steering, seat movement, digitally recorded/produced sounds, and fully textured 3-D graphics with shading and lighting effects where no two drives are the same. The driver spontaneously determines the route in more than 100 miles of roadway, surrounded by unpredictable traffic and randomly selected environmental settings for time of day and weather conditions.

For more information on the tour and the dangers, visit

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