NO LOL HERE: Dutchess County Legislator for Milan Gregg Pulver takes a spin in the “It Can Wait” texting-while-driving simulator, which was featured at the Rhinebeck Grand National Motorcycle Meet June 14 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, which is sponsored by AT&T. More than 85 people tried out the simulator, and 180 people took a pledge to never text and drive again. The simulator is a video game setup with a chair, steering wheel, pedals, monitor and smartphone so a driver can experience a 3D simulation navigating a “city” course while responding to phone texts. The Rhinebeck Police Department, including Sergeant Peter Dunn, was also on hand to participate in this educational initiative.
With spring around the corner, village representatives are meeting to discuss outdoor dining options once again.