Distracted Driving Simulator Makes Saratoga Springs Stop

Photo: AT&T Communications

It’s not just texting while driving any more.  

More drivers are taking time to also check email, snap selfies and even play games like Pokémon Go.  A new study from AAA says new and younger teen drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal car crash because they're distracted.

A 3D simulator made an appearance in front of the AT&T Store on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs Wednesday as part of a nationwide tour focusing on the dangers of distracted driving. 

AT&T Spokesperson Ellen Webner says it gives a very real portrayal what it's like to face those distractions. "It is jarring because this person has, along the trip, many near misses because he will not put the phone down when he's behind the wheel"

AAA is calling the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day the 100 Deadliest Days for Drivers, when teen crash fatalities historically climb. The simulator stop in Saratoga Springs is one of 200 nationwide.

CLICK HERE to learn more about AT&T's "It Can Wait" program.

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