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Summer 2012

Distraction Dodger premieres at Teen Safe Driving Summit

Institute director Max Donath spoke at the Teen Safe Driving Summit.

Distraction Dodger, an online game developed by the ITS Institute, premiered at the 4th Annual Teen Safe Driving Summit on February 2 at the Rosemount (Minn.) Community Center. Institute director Max Donath and program coordinator Shawn Haag demonstrated the game to the 160 teenagers, school advisers, law enforcement officers, and others who attended the daylong event. The game, designed to help teens and young adults understand the importance of concentrating on driving, has already received attention with an award at the 2011 International Serious Play Conference and media coverage by local television news, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, among other outlets.