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Houston Community College Southwest joins UNITE, focusing on the dangers of texting and driving

Houston Community College Southwest (HCC Southwest) is taking a stand against distracted and drunken driving during UNITE’s educational program Arrive Alive. Students will actually experience the dangers of texting or drinking while driving during the high-tech presentation, held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, at HCC Southwest’s Stafford campus.

Using a simulator, students will see first-hand the potential consequences of distracted driving. Impact video and a number of other resources will also be also be used to reach out to students.

UNITE says that one of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association, and drivers under 20 have the most distraction-related fatal crashes, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group, and those numbers are only increasing.

HCC Southwest Stafford is located at 9910 Cash Road, Stafford, 77477. For more information, please call Patrick DeGrasse at 888-436-3394


About HCC

HCC is one of the country’s largest singly accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 70,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to



UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college campuses across the nation. Their programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving and distracted driving. Their follow-up programs have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.


Todd Duplantis

Director of Public Relations

P 713.718.7765


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