Dozens of pedestrians were run over on the campus of Cameron University Tuesday afternoon and hundreds of vehicles were wrecked fortunately, the carnage was virtual, designed to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.
AT&T set up a texting and driving simulator outside the McMahon Centennial Complex. Students had the opportunity to "drive" a car that played out a simulation, much like a video game, while trying to type text messages. Drivers wore virtual reality goggles to show them the video simulation.
AT&T representatives were also on hand to hand out small blue rubber thumb rings to act as a reminder not to text and drive.
Deano Cox, area director of external affairs for AT&T, said the simulator visit was part of the company's national "It Can Wait" campaign to get people to stop texting when they are behind the wheel.
"It's just our campaign to put out the message that no text is worth dying over," Cox said.