Distracted Students Visit Utah Traffic Lab

William Cisneros is text­ing, talking on his phone and, yes, driving. Suddenly, a bus speeds into the intersection smack-dab in front of him. The 16-year-old slams on the brakes, but it’s too late.

Cisneros laughs.

“This bus just came out, man,” he says to his friend on the phone.

Cisneros can afford such a lighthearted reaction because, thankfully, the car he is driving and the bus he is ramming are not real. They are just simulations at the Utah Traffic Lab at the University of Utah.

Read more in the Salt Lake Tribune’s article, written by Justina Mccandless.