Does driving while drunk or driving while distracted really change one's abilities behind the wheel? Colonie Central High School students learned this firsthand by participating in simulations this fall, when the CCHS parking lot was the site of a national, award-winning teen safe driving program. The Ford Motor Company brought its hands-on "Driving Skills for Life" training to only two Capital Region high schools this year as part of a 30-city national training tour. In New York state, CCHS and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake were selected to participate in the program in October. Students got behind the wheel of Ford vehicles to simulate how it feels to text and drive, drive under the influence of alcohol (using special goggles) and control a vehicle that slides on a slippery road. New York State Police were also on hand to simulate what a car rollover or cash as just 7 mph feels like. Quite a jolt! A photo gallery of these simulations is below.