Distracted driving video game to premiere at Teen Driving Summit

7:14 AM, Feb 2, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - There is a new tool to fight distracted driving among teens.

The University of Minnesota has developed an online video game called "Distraction Dodger." In the game, players drive a virtual pizza delivery truck. The goal is to deliver pizzas as fast as possible while being tempted with distractions like eating and using a cell phone. The game then gives feedback on how you're doing.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is calling the game a "valuable new tool for fighting distracted driving that delivers its message in a fun and interactive way."

"Distraction Dodger" is premiering Thursday at the fourth annual Teen Driving Summit at the Rosemount Community Center. Over 160 attendees will include school advisors, resource officers, law enforcement, traffic safety officials and student leaders.

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