Maria Tiberi Foundation Donates Driving Simulator

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Maria Tiberi Foundation donates driving simulator to Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office

by Carmel Victor on September 19, 2016

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has a new device for teaching teens about distracted driving dangers.

The Maria Tiberi Foundation recently donated a driving simulator to the sheriff’s office. There are currently 30 of these simulators in the State of Ohio, costing roughly $14,000 a piece. The purpose of the simulator is to demonstrate what distractive and impaired driving are like.

“We are going to basically try to get it out in our public with our kids and try to basically keep the Maria message alive,” Sheriff Lutz said.

The simulator is set up just like a video game. The driver can choose which mode he or she would like to “play” in. The driver can choose between distractive, impaired, and practice mode. The simulator even shows what happens when the driver is pulled over and fails a sobriety test.

“We want them to realize what distractive driving is and the repercussions and consequences of making those decisions,” Lutz said.

The Maria Tiberi Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness about the risk of distractive driving in Ohio. For more information, about the foundation you can visit
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