Local students try texting and driving simulator

Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 19, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids Public Schools and AT&T teamed up on Thursday afternoon to raise awareness on the dangers of distracted driving.  Presenters met with students at City High School where they watched videos and participated in a simulator.

The simulator was to give the students a realistic experience of what it's like to drive with distractions.  Many students we spoke with say they see drivers texting all the time. One student we spoke with, Ted Orr, says "it's so easy to just look down at your phone and think that nothings going to happen... but one glance could really cause so many bad things to happen."
Presenters from AT&T say there's a few tips to keep in mind. They suggest putting your phone on airplane mode or placing it in a part of your car that you can't reach.