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Avoiding distracted driving

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Allstate set up a high-tech driving simulator at Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel to help people avoid distracted driving.

The "Reality Rides" simulator is installed in a real car connected to computers.

Drivers look through a headset to pretend they're driving down the road.

Then they're graded for their performance doing things you should not like texting while driving.

"It's been great. People love it. It gives them an opportunity to really have some fun and learn a lesson, and it really is almost an amusement park ride," explained Greg Nowak with Allstate.

Allstate says distracted driving is the number one cause of car crashes.

It injures about 400,000 people a year.

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