Thanks to Phil Richard Insurance and the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, students at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School get to experience the dangers of texting while driving this week, but without the very real physical danger.
On Monday, a 36-foot long neon yellow mobile classroom, which is traveling around New England, arrived at PVMHS. Juniors and seniors get to try out the Distractology 101 simulator designed to bring young drivers up to speed on the dangers of distracted driving.
The free 45-minute training session is sponsored by Phil Richard Insurance and runs through Friday. Class begins at 8 a.m. The simulator will also be available again at two school assemblies on Oct. 28 during Red Ribbon Week.