This year, H&V teamed up with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to use virtual reality as a tool to physically show students how distracting texting behind the wheel can be.
“It’s really scary how realistic this is, and how the person keeps driving after so many near-accidents” said one student.
H&V will be at four local high schools with a booth handing out informational material, stickers, bracelets that say “Don’t drink and drive” and speaking with students about the dangers of distracted driving.
Alongside using the power of technology, H&V teamed up with GEICO to place a totaled car outside of the three local high schools. BH-BL senior Jeremy Clayton said that his teachers have been warning students about the dangers for weeks now.
“Every weekend they tell us be safe, be responsible and don’t get in the car with someone who shouldn’t be driving,” Clayton said.
Assistant Vice President Rich Tanchyk said, “Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive and don’t speed. Just the mistake they make in the decision-making could affect their lives and their families’ lives forever.”
H&V is passionate about this important message and looks forward to another year campaigning for its’ importance.
H&V, an industry leader for more than 40 years in upstate New York, currently has seven locations throughout and outside of the capital district.