Driving distracted in a simulatorby TheSpecTV | 238 days ago | 3164 page views
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They ran stop signs and hit pedestrians. Some rammed school buses full of children or crashed into paramedics. The Hamilton police traffic unit invited the public to experience a Drive Wise Simulator on Tuesday. The two-tonne, three-screen unit set up outside Old Navy in Lime Ridge Mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. allowed users to see how texting and driving really works.
“It would be a terrible thing to live with if someone was injured or lost a life for a Facebook posting,” said Constable Wes Wilson. Police are wrapping up a nine-month campaign aimed at distracted driving that saw more than 4,000 tickets issued. Wilson himself has issued 600 of those tickets to local drivers since February for texting on their phones to friends or giving social media updates.
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