Incredible Pizza Company Opens Eyes on Text-N-Drive Dangers

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Entertainment Complex provides life changing texting simulations with Go-Kart tracks

America's Incredible Pizza Company (IPC) takes a novel approach to showcase the pitfalls of texting while driving on it’s Go-Kart tracks. IPC’s is inviting high schools to attend Text-N-Drive field trips at their locations for the ‘text’ driving experience of a lifetime. The goal is to provide students the opportunity to drive first through an obstacle course laden with highway cones without texting, and to take a second pass while actually texting. Rick Barsness, Founder and CEO, states, “We have found that most of the drivers will hit six out of ten cones when they text. By allowing students a safe way to experience how texting can interfere with their concentration, we believe it will help prevent tragedies in the future.”

In addition to the simulation, the company provides teens with an educational presentation highlighting facts about how texting can affect driving with real life examples. Don Potvin, IPC Executive VP, says, “It is a tremendous eye opener to see how something as commonplace as a smartphone can cause an accident. Studies have shown that individuals who drive while sending or receiving text messages are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers. IPC wants to help change that statistic for the better.”

About America’s Incredible Pizza Company

Headquartered in Springfield, MO, with six locations nationwide and three in Mexico, IPC has been voted the #1 Family Entertainment Center in the world two times. The IPC destination includes an all-you-can-eat, high quality food and pizza buffet, themed dining areas, private party rooms for kid’s birthdays, a "fairgrounds" fun center loaded with games, rides and attractions for family members of all ages. IPC's centers range in size from 27,000 to 78,000 square feet. From the '50s music in the parking lot, to the classic '57 Chevy just inside the doors, IPC provides an upbeat Rockin' Rollin' energizing fun experience. People can obtain more information at or find them on Facebook.

Press Release Contact Information:
Tim Hershberger
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
America’s Incredible Pizza Company

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