Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“It’s not just young drivers”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"It’s a situation that has become more prevalent in recent years: a driver is cruising along a country road, splitting attention between the other cars and a cell phone. 
The SUV ahead slows unexpectedly. The driver sees this too late. There’s a screech as the brakes struggle against the car’s momentum, and a smash as the vehicles collide. 
This time the scene took place in a simulator, housed in a trailer in the parking lot of the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Tuesday morning. The spiderweb pattern on the monitors is an image, not an actual smashed windshield. 
The high school this week is playing host to an Arbella Insurance “Distractology” simulator, an effort to educate students on the consequences that distracted driving can entail."

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