Lynchburg students take part in National Save a Life Tour

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Students at one Lynchburg high school got a hands-on driving experience today.

Highschoolers at Heritage High took part National Save a Life tour.

The students got a chance to try an impaired driving and a texting and driving simulator.

The program highlights the deadly consequences resulting from distracted driving.

Students say the experience was eye-opening. "As me being a kid, I text all the time so it doesn't seem like a big deal, but when actually you get in the simulator and start trying to do it, you see how hard it is and how much you miss when you try to text and drive. So, it was just a good indicator of what I should do when I'm driving," said Sophomore Brandon Tweedy.

The program puts an emphasis on impaired driving, improper driver behavior, and seat belt usage.