On April 14, there will be a driving simulator on campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. President Farley will be speaking at 11:15 a.m. and the local news media is planning on attending as well.
The driving simulator is coming to Washburn as a part of AT&T and Topeka Metro’s “It Can Wait” campaign. A group of students from LE300 are working with AT&T and Topeka Metro for their Community Action Project. The “It Can Wait” campaign is aimed at preventing distracted driving.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine people are killed and 1,153 people are injured in distracted driving incidents every day. AT&T began their national campaign “It Can Wait” in 2010 with the purpose of educating people, especially young drivers, on the dangers of distracted driving.