Texting-While-Driving Simulator Shows How Costly It Can Be
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There are more than just cars and trucks on display at the Rochester Auto Show.
The New York State Police are there with information on safe driving.
Troopers set up a simulator where you can test your driving skills while being distracted. The emphasis is on texting and driving.
The simulator presents drivers with real-life on the road scenarios, then distracts them with a phone call or text. Most end up crashing within the first minute.
"Don't text while driving. I learned that it would cost me about $3,000 to fix the damage that I did from texting while driving, so I guess I learned not to text while driving," said Dave Gorsky, Victor.
"We've been here for three years, had this texting simulator, and we are teaching not only young drivers but older drivers as well that distracted driving is dangerous and deadly," said Mark O'Donnell, New York State Police.
The penalty for texting while driving in New York State is a $150 fine and three points on your license.