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Online Test Shows Texting-Driving Danger

By Matt
Published On: Jun 01 2012 09:57:07 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 01 2012 10:32:49 AM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

All year long, we're asking you to put your phone down and text later while you're driving. Now we've got a test for you -- and you don't have to get in the car or grab your phone to take it.

An online game created by the New York Times gives you a glimpse of just how hard it is to text and drive.

We put our intern, Billy Kuder, to the test, asking him to navigate the gates, while responding to a series of texts.

At the end, a simple question: Did you see the gray lady? She's a figure that you run over if you get distracted while texting.

"No, I didn't, actually," Kuder said.

Despite missing that fictitious pedestrian, Kuder actually did better than average.

If you want to take the text, just follow this link:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719-driving-game.html.

You can also find a link to the TXT L8R pledge on our home page at KTVZ.COM.

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