‘It Can Wait’ simulator comes to City High

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‘It Can Wait’ simulator comes to City High

Students test their texting and driving abilities with the

Students test their texting and driving abilities with the "It Can Wait" simulator

Elise Goodvin

Students test their texting and driving abilities with the "It Can Wait" simulator

Elise Goodvin

Elise Goodvin

Students test their texting and driving abilities with the "It Can Wait" simulator

Claire Noack, News Editor

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Students crowded around a high-tech driving simulator immediately after school on Tuesday, November 18th. The AT&T sponsored “It Can Wait” campaign visited City High school to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.

The simulator consisted of a monitor showing the streetscape ahead, with an attached steering wheel, pedals, and driving chair, similar to many arcade video games. However, this simulator also had a cell phone hooked up, and participants were required to text while using the simulator. The goal was to make it through the simulation without crashing, a goal few students achieved.

“It Can Wait” volunteers also encouraged students to take a pledge to no longer text and drive. One student spoke of the impact the presentation had on him.

“It makes me feel like I should never do that,” Kai Clemens “16 said. “And it makes me upset that other people are stupid enough to text and drive.”