Latest weapon to fight distracted driving: virtual reality

T&T is counting on virtual reality to help reduce the number of potentially fatal automobile accidents.
The wireless carrier is letting you take the wheel of a car virtually to simulate what can happen the instant you turn your attention away from the road to respond to a beeping cell phone or to text.
As you drive along suburban streets, and eventually a highway, the simulation presents everyday obstacles — kids in the crosswalk, cyclists and joggers, vehicles swerving in traffic — eventually to devastating effect.