UNITE Arrive Alive tour rolls through Southeast Missouri State University’s Campus Safety Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The UNITE Arrive Alive tour made a stop at Southeast Missouri State University, with the goal of teaching students how to arrive to their destinations safely.

“Call your parents,” said Casey Troyer, Tour Manager for the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour. “They’re not going to be mad. They want you to come home alive. And it’s ok, it’s ok to call.”

The tour features a simulator that lets participants get first hand knowledge of what it’s like to drive distracted and impaired.

“This is a very real problem in America, and I think it gets through to a lot of them,” said Troyer. “We do shock them a little bit.”

The simulation was just one of the many attractions educating students as part of the university’s Campus Safety Day.

University Police and Department of Public Safety, Armed Intruder Training officers also provided information on the University’s safety services and programs. Those included campus emergency procedures and the Southeast Alerts Emergency Notification system.

“What we’re doing is showing the importance of making sure you always wear a seat belt every time you get in the car,” said Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Students also got the chance to walk a line with under the influence goggles, while the Missouri State Highway Patrol displayed a roll over simulator to show the effects of not wearing a seat belt.

Specialized equipment used by fire and police were also on display.

“If I can get one person to put their seat belt on, that did not do it this morning before they left the house, then we’ve done our job,” said Sgt. Parrott.

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