In January 2014, WGEM, Blessing Hospital, Cell Tech and the Illinois State Police joined together to provide a Text simulator to the Tri-State area.
Previously, Trooper Mike Kindhart (Safety education officer) of the Illinois State Police has been traveling the Tri-States to educate people on the dangers of texting and driving using a simulator that was shared between different users.
With the purchase of the new Drive To Stay Alive Text Simulator, Trooper Kindhart will have full access to the simulator for a variety of events including school visits, health fairs and public shows.
Watch for the Drive To Stay Alive Text Simulator at area events throughout the year and give it a try. It can be a real eye-opener!