VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - In the month of February alone, Georgia State Patrol posted 31 reported 20 DUI arrests and 16 distracted driving citations.
Damon Arnold was on the campus of Valdosta State University Friday, where one organization is spreading awareness to counteract those numbers as spring break rapidly approaches.
First Damon put on his seat-belt and then his virtual goggles.
Damon was going for the ultimate test drive to see just how dangerous driving under the influence can be.
Damon thought it was going to be a piece of cake, but he was wrong.
The more his alcohol level rose, the more he realized he wasn't as in control as he thought.
The simulator has height and weight adjusters, Bluetooth sensors on the stirring wheel and pedals, and screens for spectators to see how tough the tour can be.
With spring break starting in a matter of days, the simulator serves as a timely reminder.
GSP says that many times texting and driving is a common habit that is actually worse than being impaired.
GSP says keep your phones out of reach and eyes on the road.