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Program plans to use simulator to educate public on distracted driving

from The Eagle

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, and several of those crashes are a result of distracted driving. In 2011, cellphone use was a factor in 3,147 Texas crashes, 40 of which were fatal, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In an effort to curb distracted driving among teens and twenty-somethings — specifically texting and driving — the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Project was awarded a $20,736 Good Neighbor Grant from State Farm to purchase two portable distracted driving simulators. more

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