Video Game Could Fight Distracted Driving
Pretty soon, teens will be so familiarized with the risks associated with distracted driving they will be driving better than their parents. At least that’s what a new video game hopes to accomplish.
Need for Speed, a computer game that comes with high-end gaming equipment is a new device that promises to teach teens about distracted driving risks and how to avoid them. By making the subject a fun one, consumers may end up learning about the consequences of the use of electronics while having fun. That, developers suggest, could be just what the doctor prescribed.
Game Raises Distracted Driving Awareness
According to the news, the gaming equipment also comes with a pair of beer goggles. The devices were developed by AB Distributing.
The reports show that the game was tested out at a San Angelo AB Distributing warehouse where dozens of law enforcement officers as well as other first responders tested the devices while learning to navigate them. The devices are part of a campaign that hopes to focus on fighting distracted driving locally.
According to the alcoholic beverages distributing company AB, the campaign is being carried out as a joined effort between AB and the oil sector. While distracted driving is the most important part about the campaign, the company also wants to raise awareness concerning the use of car safety seats.
The training sessions are important since officers and first responders will be in charge of teaching teens and having them take part in the game. Until all are trained, the game cannot be used.
While the technology could help teens to understand the risks associated with distracted driving, many safety advocated believe that other types of technology could be used to teach teens how to avoid crashes. Video games are fun, but they will only be effective if more teens have more access to them.
As it stands, distracted driving games are only available through the use of simulators and other high-tech features that are not cheap nor easy to come by. Some believe that making these games more widely available may help to reach more teens.
Many of these games offer the teen driver the opportunity to experience the risks associated with distracted driving in a controlled environment. The lack of experience behind the wheel is often associated with a greater rate of accidents, experts say. That makes it extremely important for teens to learn about the many risks they may experience while behind the wheel if they are not 100 percent focused.
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