Allstate is bringing its virtual reality car crash prevention simulator to the Fresno Grizzlies game on Friday night.
Allstate says its Reality Rides simulator is a stationary car with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic tickets that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life.
“Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for Central Valley motorists see the impact that distractions have on their driving,” says Gary Gonzales, an Allstate agency owner in Fresno. “The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the lost lives and 400,000 injuries caused by distracted driver-related collisions each year in America.”
The Reality Rides distracted driving simulator will be on the concourse of Chukchansi Park. Friday’s game against the Sacramento River Cats starts at 7:05 p.m.