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Simulator shows dangers of distracted driving


MADISON (WKOW) -- Distracted driving continues to cause deadly crashes across the U.S. so Saturday people in Madison had a chance to see first-hand how difficult it is to text and drive.

Allstate is touring 20 cities with a simulator. It's hooked up to an animated picture that shows the drivers motions. Jada Thompson explains what her "Reality Ride" was like. "You're driving and then you have to start texting at the same time while driving and it was really difficult to stay on the road and be safe while trying to look at your phone at the same time, it was super difficult," she says.

Thompson says sometimes her friends use their phones when they drive but she never realized how distracting it could be.

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