DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

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Posted: April 25, 2013

The Winchester Star

A screen shows simulator drivers (top) and the view they see on their screens at Handley High School Wednesday during the National Save a Life Tour.
RIGHT: With a cellphone in her right hand pinging with text messages and the steering wheel in her left, Handley senior Jordyn Eastman tries to drive and text at the same time using a simulator on the stage of the school’s Patsy Cline Theatre. Standing behind her, tour staffer Jonathan Saigeon of Grand Rapids, Mich., takes note of her moving violations. Among them were speeding, stopping in the roadway, leaving the roadway and swerving. The session ended with a rear-end collision at 40 mph.
ABOVE: Sitting at the wheel of a driving simulator, Handley High School senior Ramiro Jimenez looks through his broken windshield after striking a Jeep Cherokee while attempting to text and drive. The simulation was part of the National Save a Life Tour. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Handley High School senior Yanique McDonald drove for five minutes before she crashed head-on into a bus.

The good news was that McDonald wasn’t hurt because the crash was a simulation...



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