Virtual-driving campaign urges staying focused

People of all ages donned virtual-reality glasses and hopped behind "steering wheels" at the Long Beach boardwalk Sunday as part of a campaign to keep

People of all ages donned virtual-reality glasses and hopped behind

People of all ages donned virtual-reality glasses and hopped behind "steering wheels" at the Long Beach boardwalk Sunday as part of a campaign to keep drivers safe. (7/26/15)

LONG BEACH - People of all ages donned virtual-reality glasses and hopped behind "steering wheels" at the Long Beach boardwalk Sunday as part of a campaign to keep drivers safe.

"We're here to save lives" said spokesman C.J. Johnson. "People are distracted."

He relayed the story of a woman who died shortly after sending a text message while driving. 

AT&T helped put together the #ItCanWaitVR program.

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