FORT MYERS, Fla. - Texting, tired, even drunk drivers are putting you at risk on the road.
A driving simulator is putting you behind the wheel of a car in a real life, distracted and/or impaired driving situation, like texting and driving. It's all part of a program to help you keep your eyes on the road.
"Therefore, I Randall P. Henderson Junior, the Mayor for the City of Fort Myers, Florida, do hereby proclaim December 2012, as national drunk, drug, distracted, drowsy, the 4D prevention month."
During the month of December....The roads claim more lives than any other time of the year.
"It's very tragic to lose someone during the holiday season. I had a nephew who was killed by a DUI driver this same time a couple of years ago," says Police Chief, Doug Baker.
We often get behind the wheel and do things that steer our attention somewhere else.
"Really need to take a step back and think about how your actions are going to impact someone else, and make good decisions," says Baker.
The hope is to have zero fatalities on the roadways, and it all begins with the 4-D Program, a program put together by the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition.
"You want to drive responsibily, but this and texting at the same time is no good, its very reckless, very careless," a FMPD officer said.