Simulator shows dangers of texting while driving

A new simulator, equipped with a steering wheel and smartphone shows the challenges and dangers of texting while driving. (7/6/14)

THE BRONX - A new simulator, equipped with a steering wheel and smartphone shows the challenges and dangers of texting while driving.

"It simulates a real-life situation and you quickly realize you're gonna crash," says Marissa Shorenstein, of AT&T New York.

News 12 cameras caught drivers attempting to beat the simulator, but they were not successful.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative also includes crackdowns on texting while driving from the NYPD.

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