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Santa Clarita Teens Get True Feel For Texting While Driving (w/ Video)

Staff | SCVNews.com

text and driveDon’t text and drive.

That was the message that came to Valencia High School on Thursday in the form of AT&T’s “No Texting While Driving” Simulator.


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The simulator , which was set up in the quad area, gave students a chance to find out what happens when texting plus driving goes awry.

In the simulator, which is essentially a video game with a chair, steering wheel and pedals, the “driver” navigates about eight city blocks while realistic texts appear on the smartphone accompanying the chair, creating an “eyes-off-the-road” and “hands-off-the-wheel” experience of texting while driving.  A single experience can range from 30 seconds to four minutes, depending on how well the driver is able to maneuver around the obstacles while texting.