As part of AT&T's "Texting & Driving ... It Can Wait" campaign, the virtual Texting-While-Driving simulator tour made a stop at Gateway High School in San Francisco. The state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator creates a realistic experience that gives the students a way to learn, in a safe environment, just how dangerous texting and driving can be.
Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T indicate that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of teens admit to sending a text while driving - and 75 percent say it is common among their friends. The virtual simulator is just one way AT&T is trying to teach students the risks involved in this dangerous practice.
To drive home the message that when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait, AT&T's virtual Texting-While-Driving simulator tour is currently making stops at high schools across the country. Other California simulator stops include Sacramento, Fresno, and Los Angeles.