One of the best ways to teach kids of all ages is through interactive experiences that provide hands on experiences to let them live the content you’re trying to convey especially when it comes to texting and driving. Sure, we can talk about the hazards of texting and driving all we want and maybe some of the dangers set in but it’s much more impactful to use the It Can Wait Simulator to show driving teens the life altering consequences of engaging in such behavior.
Disclosure: I am being compensated by AT&T for my involvement in the It Can Wait 100 Days Campaign. All opinions are my own.
Visit the simulator page and enter in an email address where a message is sent to your smartphone to activate the web-based simulator. Driving your virtual vehicle through the keyboard keys helps you steer, accelerate, or brake as you pay attention to the road while pop-up alerts appear on the right side of the computer screen alerting you to text messages.
While driving, any number of different scenarios that can happen to end the driving experience because of distracted driving including driving too slowly and getting pulled over, running a red light, and crashing the car.
As you can see, I crashed but I also got pulled over for going to slow when looking at a simulated text. In only a matter of minutes, those using the simulator can learn important lessons quickly. If you take the It Can Wait Simulator for a ride, leave a comment letting me know how you did or share your results on Facebook directly from the simulator.