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Distracted Driving Display Demonstrates Dangers Of Cellphones, Eating Behind Wheel

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Keep your eyes on the road while driving. That's the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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CDOT unveiled a new way to teach people about the dangers of distracted driving. It's a display at the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora.

The life-sized dashboard allows people to look into the windshield and see stories of four people who have been impacted by distracted drivers.

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"They think they are fine to take their eyes off the road look at their phone, take their hands off the wheel, take a bite of a cheeseburger but those few seconds can be life-changing for someone they impact," said CDOT Traffic Safety Communications Manager Sam Cole.

CDOT said there are 15,000 crashes a year caused by distracted drivers in Colorado. The main culprit, according to CDOT, is people on their phones.

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The display will remain at the Stanley until the end of the month.

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