Congressman West and students of Jupiter High School got behind the wheel of driving simulators and experience texting and distracted driving first hand without actually being in a dangerous situation. Participants wear virtual reality goggles and drive on a video-game like course. During the driving, a text message is sent to a phone that the students must respond to while driving. A television is set up just outside the vehicle that provides the view of the passenger in the car so that those students standing around the simulator were able to experience what the driver does in real-time.
- Belhaven Students Try “Distracted Driving” Simulator