Virtual simulator showing the dangers of texting and driving

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Updated: 10/03/2012 5:57 pm Published: 10/03/2012 5:45 pm

AT&T brought a virtual reality simulator to the students at Edison High School. The simulator, which is a computerized system within a real car, is used to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving. This realistic experience gave students a way to learn, in a safe way, just how dangerous texting and driving can be.

A recent study conducted by AT&T found:

  • Those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash.

  • Teens, on avaerage, text five times more a day than a typical adult.

  • One text takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. At 55 mph, that's driving the length of a football field blind.

For more information on AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign visit

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mikecorso - 10/4/2012 10:25 AM
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The following post, on Cool Site of the Day, was motivated by three 6th graders yesterday. I was sitting in a coffee shop in my home town when the three asked if there was anything they could do for me that would pay them $5 (they wanted one of the expensive desserts and didn't have enough money). At the moment, I was reading about the ATT campaign to stop texting while driving so I created the post (see below) and told them that if they can get 100 people to visit it (I setup a unique tracking URL), I would give them $5. I encourage you to do the same--incentivize kids/anyone to spread the word about this important issue. If you want, setup your own unique URL to the page I created and create a similar 'challenge'. Cheers, Mike Corso Cool Site of the Day
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