AT&T, YSU team up in anti-distracted driving effort

texting and drivingAT&T brought a virtual reality simulator to campus Nov. 12 to drive home the dangers of distracted driving. Students, faculty and staff experienced firsthand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road and look at a phone.

“Driver distraction has been proven to be a significant cause of car crashes, often times causing serious injury or death. Programs like this are essential to raise awareness about the importance of driving distraction-free,” State Rep. John Boccieri said. “We encourage all drivers to take this time to make the commitment toward safer and distraction-free driving.”

New research shows that 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving.

“Using a smartphone while driving can be deadly – for drivers, their passengers and for everyone on the road,” said Steve Kristan, director, External Affairs, AT&T.