SKRMETTA, AT&T TO HOST ANTI-TEXTING & DRIVING SIMULATOR DEMONSTRATION ON NORTHSHORE

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By: James Hartman

Texting and driving is extremely dangerous and can prove fatal. Louisiana Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta has long advocated for individuals to avoid the practice and for drivers to take a pledge not to text and drive.

Today from 10:30 until 3:30, visitors to the AT&T store at 6001 Pinnacle Parkway in Covington can operate a simulator that demonstrates the severe dangers of texting and driving. Skrmetta offered the simulator yesterday at the AT&T store in Hammond and the opportunity was well attended.

The event today is free and all are welcome.

“Drivers in Tangipahoa Parish enjoyed this opportunity yesterday and left with their eyes opened to the very real dangers of texting while driving,” Skrmetta said. “The simulator is rarely available for public use, and I really encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity. It truly is a powerful experience.

More information about the simulator and the dangers of texting while driving is available at ItCanWait.com.