MASSAPEQUA - A new high-tech demonstration aimed at showing people the dangers of texting while driving has been unveiled in Massapequa.

The wireless service provider MetroPCS set up a parked car in the Westfield Sunrise Mall. Participants of the demonstration wore a simulator head set and had to text while driving on a virtual road.

Organizers of the demonstration say they're trying to show people how distracted driving puts them and others at risk.

"We basically find out in almost every instance that they violate the law, that maybe even hit someone while they're driving," says Adam Bree, of MetroPCS.

MetroPCS is urging people to take an online pledge to not text and drive.

Earlier this week, the state Assembly passed a bill that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving.