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High school brings lesson about distracted driving

Texting and driving simulator comes to high school campus.

Posted: Wed Sep 12 05:53:53 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Sep 12 05:53:53 PDT 2018

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it's a problem that doesn't seem to be going away... texting and driving. but today a rochester public high school is working to keep distracted drivers off the roads... kimt news three's annalisa pardo joins us live to tell us about the event today working to do just that... live good morning annalisa. yeah, tyler and arielle in just a few hours, students here at john marshall high school are going to get reality check on just how dangerous texting and driving is. the school is bringing a texting and driving simulator to campus where kids can get in a fake crash because of distraction. this is video of the similar simulator at another school. seniors mel sadecki and suad mumin say they see a lot of texting and driving on the road, and among peers. and new research from at and t shows over 80 percent of people admit to texting behind the wheel. mel and suad say they're excited about today's event and hopeful it getting everybody to understand that your choices have consequences that affect not only you but like your friends and your friends friends and their families. it's just like a larger scope than like yourself. and i've seen how bad like the student parking lot gets, so i think it's a message we definitely need to hear. the event will also have a wall of keys representating all the lives lost in crashes from distracted driving. the similator event is by att&t and is called 'it can wait.' it's going on a nationwide tour to show dangers of distracted driver... other stops in minnesota incldue duluth and lake crystal.
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