The "Save a Life" tour visited Topeka Thursday, promoting alcohol awareness to high schoolers.
Edu-tainment by Kramer set up shot at Topeka High, using a new state-of-the-art stimulation experience to immerse students in a realistic and virtual drinking and driving situation. The driver begins the experience with a sober view, then the controls are adjusted to vision under the influence.
Students say the message needs to be heard.
"I hear of parties all the time," said Becky Nutter, a members of Students Against Destructive Decisions. "It's just really important we get this out and we get people to listen because they think they're just having a good time but it's so dangerous."
Another SADD member, Amy Best, agreed.
"Our prom is coming up and of course graduation and people tend to get into 'living in the moment'," she said. "We're happy that we're making them think about things now."
Students also got a bird's-eye view of the driving as if the entire scene were being captured by helicopter.