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Allstate's Reality Rides visits LeLacheur Thursday

Distracted Driving Simulator brings entertainment, information
July 21, 2014

Distracted driving continues to be the number one cause for car collisions in the U.S. and summer is the deadliest time on the road for Americans. On July 24, Allstate's "Reality RidesSM" will stop off at the Lowell Spinners game on its tour of more than 40 American cities to bring a driving simulator that demonstrates the dangers of distracted driving. Allstate Insurance Company aims to bring awareness around distraction-free driving with this second annual campaign tour. The display will be set up on the entry plaza leading into the stadium.

Reality Rides consists of a driving simulator that utilizes a real - but stationary - vehicle equipped with virtual reality technology, including a curved LED television that displays an animated environment and reacts to the driver's motions. Using the vehicle's steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text and talk on the phone.  

"The Spinners are thrilled to partner with Allstate and the Reality Rides tour to bring this incredible demonstration on distracted driving to Lowell," said Spinners spokesperson Jon Boswell. "This interactive demonstration will be both fun and informative for fans and we can't wait for them to try it!"

These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road.

Game admission is not needed to participate in the Reality Rides exhibit, though tickets for the game which is Christmas in July, featuring Ugly Christmas Sweater Jersey Giveaway, Christmas Carrollers, a visit from Santa Claus himself and more are available right here at