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Trinity High School students experience distracted driving firsthand

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TRINITY, N.C. — Students at Trinity High School learned about the dangers of distracted driving by using a driving simulator on Monday.

‘Reality Rides’ consists of a driving simulator that utilizes a real, but stationary, vehicle equipped with virtual reality technology, including a headset that displays an animated environment and reacts to the driver’s motions.

The simulations are meant to demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road.

When the students have completed the simulation, they will sign a pledge saying they will not text and drive.