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Woodville-Tompkins students learn dangers of distracted driving

Woodville-Thompkins students learn the dangers of texting and driving. Woodville-Thompkins students learn the dangers of texting and driving.

AT&T's It Can Wait campaign aims to teach teenagers that no text message is worth dying for. On Tuesday, the company brought a driving chair simulator to Woodville-Tompkins High School.

According to Distraction.gov, more than 3,000 people were killed in accidents involving a distracted driver. AT&T wants young drivers to know just how dangerous texting and driving can be.

The driving simulator recreates the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel situation that occurs while texting and driving.

Myles Mitchell said his experience was a definite wakeup call.

"I died in 15 seconds. After doing this I'm definitely not going to do texting and driving. Not only is it not safe for you, but you might hurt somebody," he said.

If you're worried about your son or daughter texting while driving, there's ways for you to keep an eye on them. AT&T has an app called Drive Mode, which sends an auto reply message to incoming texts.

For more information on the app, click here.

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