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Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving

As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign 'It Can Wait' that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving.

Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
Daniel Barron sits in a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
Daniel Barron sits in a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
A television monitor is viewed on a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
A television monitor is viewed on a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
Raj Shaw sits in a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
Raj Shaw (L)sits in a texting and driving simulator as part of the AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign June 17, 2014 in New York City. As the number of accidents in America involving texting and driving rise, AT&T has started an awareness campaign that looks to encourage drivers to put their phones aside while driving. At a simulator set up at traveling locations, people can try to text and drive and see the consequences of distracted driving. (Getty Images)
Simulator mimics effects of texting while driving
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T and chairman of the Business Roundtable, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington on June 17, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)