Simulator for Distracted Driving Available at UNC Chapel Hill

Drive Square, a driving simulator to show drivers how their driving is affected by hand-held devices, will be made available for a short time by Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police.

Chapel Hill Cell Phone Ban

The driving simulator comes around the same time that a Chapel Hill public hearing will address the proposed ordinance to ban cell phone use while driving. Offering a 360-degree view of the “road” through virtual reality goggles, Drive Square uses a real automobile to give the user as authentic a driving experience as possible. “Drivers” of the simulator are presented with random scenarios pulled from a hundreds of distracted driving programs.

Injuries From Texting While Driving

The consequences of texting and other distracted driving habits are fatal. Life-changing injuries may result from NC car accidents caused by texting while driving or using a cell phone while driving. NC car accident injuries, when inflicted on an innocent victim because of a negligent driver, are compensable.

NC Car Accident Attorneys

Distracted driving in North Carolina is responsible for an average of over 57,000 crashes, according to the state Department of Transportation reports from 2004-2008. 13,000 injuries result from NC car accidents annually, according to the NCDOT. If you were injured because of another driver’s negligent use of a cell phone while driving, contact our NC car accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates at 800.849.5931.
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