Texting and driving is being encouraged behind the wheel of a computer-generated simulator in New York City.
The NYC Department of Transportation and AT&T hosted a simulator that sends participants a text message while they attempt to drive a car.
Officials chose one of the city’s busiest intersections along 23rd Street at a pedestrian plaza next to the Flatiron building.
The “It Can Wait” campaign was designed to highlight the dangers of texting and driving.
In New York, drivers can receive a traffic ticket for using a hand-held mobile telephone or sending a text or an email while driving (except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency).