There is one thing that distracts people on the road more than anything else–texting.
According to AT&T, among the phone related activities people can perform while on the road—including talking, dialing, or even reaching for the phone—texting while driving is the most dangerous.
Their 2010 study showed that in 2010 alone, texting while driving increased 50 percent, and those who do are 23 times more likely to be in a car accident.
To inform students, faculty and staff of the dangers of distracted driving, the SHSU Student Health Center has teamed up with AT&T to bring their “It Can Wait” driving chair simulator to campus today.
The simulator will be set up in the Lowman Student Center Mall Area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so people can safely experience the first-hand dangers of texting while driving.
The chair simulator is part of an AT&T campaign to raise awareness and encourage people across the country to “pledge” not to text while behind the wheel.