COLLEGE STATION, TX — Virtual reality is helping improve people's driving habits in College Station.
Texas A&M AgriLife aims to make driving simulation more realistic with the help of the Passenger Safety Project.
People who have used the simulator say it's like being in a real car, complete with a vibrating phone as one of the distractions.
"When they're driving the simulator again, once they receive a text message or whatever, it's just half a second is all it takes, and they're crashed, and they're looking up, "What happened?" They have no idea what happened. It happens that quick, so that's another thing I hope they'll take away from this driving experience," said Mike Guidry, Program Coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife.
The Passenger Safety Project is funded by TxDOT.
The ultimate goal? To decrease the number of crashes on Texas roads.