Crash in the simulator and nothing happens, just simply restart it. But do this in the real world and there can be deadly consequences.
This is an opportunity set up by Allstate to give drivers a chance to see exactly how they drive while distracted. It’s set up right outside of Raley Field’s main gate Friday night.
The program is called Reality Rides. The challenge here is to text and drive, while the simulator recreates split-second changes that happen on the road; a light turns red, a pedestrian jumps out and crosses the street, or a car cuts you off.
When you crash or break you can hear screeching tire and metal crunching.
Drivers can also take the pledge, dab their thumb in ink and put their print on a screen with countless others. It’s just one more reminder that you’re not out on the road alone and that no message or phone call is worth taking a life.