AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Young drivers got a chance to find out how texting impairs driving without putting themselves in real danger.
The Resource Training Center held this demonstration Saturday at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst.
State Police were on hand.
Participants could climb in a simulator to show what it's like to text while driving, crash then be taken to the hospital.
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Monica Farrar of the Resource Training Center said, "We're trying to keep our youth safe, we know that the technology is out there. And just driving, anywhere you see people constantly on the phone and texting still. So we want to provide the education to keep people safe."
Through its new "Alive at 25" program, the resource training center encourages young people to practice safe driving, including not using the phone and staying sober at the wheel.
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