Teens learn about distracted driving through simulator

Students at Glen Rock High School received a hands-on lesson about distracted driving.

Glen Rock High School students learn about distracted driving through a driving simulator.

Glen Rock High School students learn about distracted driving through a driving simulator. (6/4/15)

GLEN RIDGE - Students at Glen Rock High School received a hands-on lesson about distracted driving.

On Thursday, the school had a driving simulator that showed what it is like to drive under the influence or distracted by texting. Students had to navigate a driving course and obey all traffic laws.

Several students say they were surprised by what it is like to drive distracted.

"I gained a lot of perspective. I never knew what it would be like," says student Ariel Shilitz. "I know not to drink and drive, but this was a wake-up call."

After the simulator, the teens received a report about their driving that included violations such as speeding, causing an accident or even vehicular manslaughter.

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