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'Distractology' tour sets record straight on careful driving


'This is about saving the lives of our kids'



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Local teenagers and beginner drivers got a crash course in distracted driving last week thanks to Arbella Insurance’s Distractology 101 tour. (click for larger version)
July 18, 2012
STURBRIDGE — Don't drive distracted.

It's a message police have been communicating to all motorists, especially young operators, but sometimes a visual warning is most effective.

Thanks to Arbella Insurance Group's Distractology 101 tour, young drivers from throughout the area got to see exactly how dangerous it can be to operate a motor vehicle while sidetracked by text messages and other distractions. Through the use of driving simulation equipment housed inside a 36-foot trailer, Distractology 101 demonstrates that it is impossible to concentrate on all of the activities on the road while texting.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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