Students at Vail Christian High School in Colorado are learning the importance of not driving while distracted. They're doing this with the help of Mario Kart Wii.

The high school created the "distracted and drowsy driving project" with the help of the Eagle County Sheriff's Department, the Colorado State Patrol, the Eagle Country Fire Fighters and the Vail Valley Medical Center.

The kids "drive" Mario Kart Wii while trying to contend with text messages, turtle shells and powerslides. We approve of using Mario Kart Wii, because really, it's the most accurate simulator on the market.

Next up, Vail Christian High School has students play Trauma Center and Phoenix Wright to teach them how to to be doctors and lawyers.

Simulation teaches teens the perils of distracted driving [9NEWS via CVG via VG247]