Simulator teaches Lenox students the dangers of texting while driving

LENOX — “Oh, man,” Zi Santos, an eleventh-grade student at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School said after crashing into the car in front of him. “Damn, he messed me up.”

“I couldn’t see her,” Santos said 10 minutes later, after hitting a pedestrian, who popped out of his blind spot, in the crosswalk. “I felt like she was coming. I knew it.”

Santos, 17, ended up crashing a handful of other times, as well: once while making a turn at a clogged construction zone intersection and another time smashing into the back of a Escalade look-a-like while texting on a sidewinding country road.

“A lot of this is the brakes,” he joked. “This must be rigged.”

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