MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana ranks number three in the country for deaths involving impaired drivers.
That’s a big reason why Missoula City County DUI Taskforce decided to bring the Arrive Alive Tour to western Montana.
The Arrive Alive Tour made a stop at the University of Montana on Thursday.
The campaign aims to end impaired driving, specifically targeting young drivers, but adults are encouraged to participate as well.
The participant sits inside of a car that’s been transformed into a simulator. You then choose whether you want your drive to simulate driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or texting and driving. Then you put on a pair of virtual reality goggles and the driving simulation begins. When you’re finished, you are given a ticket that outlines all of your driving infractions, such as swerving, driving in the wrong lane, collision and more.
Thursday’s event also included the collaboration of other organizations around Missoula.
Law enforcement, insurance agents and even Missoula County judges were in attendance to help put these charges and decision into perspective.
The Arrive Alive tour will be in several other locations over the next few days.
Here is the complete list: