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Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Distraction occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your mind off your primary task of driving safely. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:

Making Phone Calls


Eating or Drinking

Using GPS

Adjusting Music

Taking Pictures

Applying Make-Up/Grooming

Watching Videos

Texting while driving requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. It is, by far, the most alarming distraction.

The best way to help fight distracted driving is to get informed. Hickory Falls is educating our students in community High Schools about the risks and dangers that distracted driving poses.


When visiting Hickory Falls, our guests have the opportunity to view informational videos about the serious outcomes when driving while being distracted. Hickory Falls has partnered with the Penn Township Fire and Police Departments and  local school districts to educate young adults on the dangers of distracted driving.


By doing so, students have the opportunity to drive the Hickory Falls Distracted Driving go-kart through a road course with and without impairments utilizing “drunk goggles”. Each cone throughout the road course represents another person, car or structure and provides them with a “hands on” approach of their personal driving skills while texting or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

LEARN MORE about the PA Department of Transportation Distracted Law

LEARN MORE about the MD Department of Transportation Distracted Driving Law

LEARN MORE ABOUT Distracted Driving 

Does your group want to visit Hickory Falls or have the Hickory Falls Distracted Driving crew to your school or event? We love to support our community and educate drivers on the dangers of driving while impaired. Fill out the form below and a member of the Hickory Falls staff will be in contact to discuss your event and how we can help support you.

Hickory falls Hours

Monday - Thursday

11 am - 8 pm

Friday - Saturday

11 am - 10 pm


11 am - 7 pm

All outside attractions are weather dependent and subject to closure and/or availability. Discounts are not given for unpredictable weather conditions.

Hickory Falls | 110 Hickory Lane, Hanover, PA 17331 | (717) 632-9907 | © 2021 All Rights Reserved.

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