Virtual simulator showing the dangers of texting and driving
|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 www.ItCanWait.com.
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