Beaver Toyota and PEERS Foundation is bringing a TeenDrive 365 Distracted Driving Experience to Beaver Toyota of St. Augustine on March 11th. This virtual reality simulator, using Oculus Rift, is designed to teach young drivers the importance of remaining alert by placing them in scenarios similar to ones they will experience behind the wheel of a vehicle. Participants will have the chance to ‘drive’ a 2017 Camry through virtually created streets while being tempted by real-life distractions.
This event is completely free and open to the public.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is defined as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving, including but not limited to texting, eating or drinking, grooming and talking to passengers. The agency states that distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,179 individuals in 2014, and a staggering 71 percent of young adults admit to having sent a text while driving.