INTERSTATE ONE Trucking Simulator Drives Home Distracted Driving Message
Reported by: Ashley Smith
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Ashley Smith
Reported: Feb. 8, 2012 2:45 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 8, 2012 4:46 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A law banning texting and talking on a cell phone while driving may be passed soon.
Wednesday the West Virginia Trucking Association announced their endorsement of the bill.
To drive home their message they also brought "Interstate One" to the Capitol.
The simulator demonstrates the distractions of driving a big rig under normal circumstances and how crucial it is to pay attention.
Truckers say this bill is important for all motorists and passengers on the road.
"What we try to emphasize is everyone make it home to their most important stop of the day which is home to their families. If we get something like this passed, that increases the odds of everyone returning home,” said Road Team Captain Clarence Jenkins.
Members of the trucking association say the bill stands a good chance of passing the legislature this session.
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