Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Rob Madden has a new toy. It’s a driving simulator complete with a monitor that looks like a windshield, dashboard, a steering wheel and gas and brake pedals.
He’s using it to help education teens about the dangers of distracted driving.
"Cell phones in a car, passengers in the car – distractions -- can be a very dangerous thing,” he told Denver7’s Theresa Marchetta. “And this one -- this computer allows us to show somebody what it is like and the dangers that can happen."
On this particular night, Theresa’s teenage girls are using the simulator. The twins are 15 and have never been behind the wheel before.
“I’m a little more nervous to actually drive,” one of them said after trying it out.
Young women can try the simulator out for themselves at the Colorado Girls Elevated: Reach Your Peak expo in Aurora on Sunday, April 23. Follow the link for information on how to register for free tickets.