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Save a Life Tour Makes Stop In Gainesville

The Save a Life tour spent Friday at Buchholz High School teaching students about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

The tour features a pair of multi-million dollar simulators that allow students to get behind the wheel and see the consequences of driving under the influence or while texting.

"Ten thousand people die every year from drunk driving, 3,500 every year from texting and driving. Kids are definitely four times more likely to cause a crash, be engaged in a crash, or die in a crash, a fatal collision, than an adult actually is," said Chris Rich of the Save a Life tour.

Buchholz High School student Micah Mitchell found the simulation beneficial, and plans on sharing what he's learned with his friends.

"(I) don't want to get in a car accident with my friend and be one of those stories where like the best friends die in the car accident because we were texting," he said.

Landon is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by emailing news@wuft.org or calling 352-392-6397.