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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Schools made sure teens there are aware of the risks of distracted driving on
got behind the wheel of a driving simulator, which demonstrates distracted
driving. Students had to send texts and make phone calls while dodging
pedestrians and other distractions.
simulator not only shows the dangers of distracted driving, it also took
students through the consequences – a valuable lesson.
you have a distraction while driving, it just shows that the dangers can
increase, even when you don't think that they can," said Davidson Baker, a
pictured it to the way that I usually drive," said Brianna Quinones, another
student. "[Compared] to that, it was just, like, different. Like there is so
many distractions and stuff like that. I thought it was kind of cool, though."
is the first year the school has brought in the simulator, and school officials
say they hope to bring it in again next year.