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New virtual reality game aimed at reducing pedestrian deaths

Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 18:40:26-04

BALTIMORE — There’s a new virtual reality game can help save lives.

The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council unveiled a new interactive virtual reality challenge.

"Look Alive" puts participants in a bright yellow convertible.

It challenges people in three different traffic scenarios that are frequently associated with crashed injuries and pedestrian deaths.

"It gives you a great real-life opportunity in a safe space to experience exactly what it's like on the road it’s great for our younger drivers, our future drivers who will be driving in a couple of years,” said Leah McCormick. Brand Ambassador of Look Alive.

Police will put an added emphasis on enforcing traffic safety laws during key weeks, now throughout may.

The goal is to target drivers who speed or fail to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk

The fines range from $40 to $500.