CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A DUI Simulator is making a stop at Berkeley Springs High School Friday.

The DUI Simulator Program aims to combat underage drinking and educate youth about the dangers of drinking and driving and distracted driving. It allows students to experience various driving conditions while safely operating a computer generated driving simulation system.

The DUI Simulator mimics the difficulties drivers will encounter at various blood alcohol content (BAC) levels.

Since the kick-off event in the fall of 2010, the DUI Simulator has traveled to every high school in the state and has visited several colleges and universities and attended other special events.

The DUI Simulator Program places an emphasis on encouraging youth and the public to make good decisions while behind the wheel and throughout life.

The effort is a partnership between the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), State Farm®, and the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program.