Just Drive

An event at Townsend Community School Thursday focused on the danger of texting while driving. A simulator that mimics road conditions put drivers on an imaginary road and ordered them to text a message while various hazards popped up. The trick was to avoid hitting animals crossing over the roadway or other drivers changing lanes. The difficulty of such tasks increases as the driver’s speed increases. The lesson here: You are likely not nearly as proficient at driving and texting as you think you are.