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MESA, Ariz. -

No text is worth dying for.  AT&T was driving home that message to students at Mesa's Mountain View High School on Wednesday with its "It Can Wait Pledge."

AT&T set up simulators outside of the school and asked students to send a text while at the wheel of the simulator.

It's important for teen drivers to learn first hand how dangerous it is to text and drive this way.

"It can affect many people's lives if you crash.  You never want to put other people at risk texting and driving," said MVHS sophomore Sandra Roberts.

Before they become a statistic, and that statistic is pretty mind boggling.

According to the National Safety Council, more than 100,000 people are hurt or killed in car accidents involving a texting driver.

Another frightening statistic: 75 percent of teenagers text and drive.

"Everybody knows it's bad, it's just a matter of changing those habits, do these sort of events, get more people exposed to the dangers," said AT&T spokesperson Scott Huscher.

After a spin on the simulator, the teens were asked to take a pledge not to text and drive.

"We're hoping they will take those experiences and then take the pledge not to text and drive and to share that with their friends and family," said Huscher.

This is one driving lesson the students really took to heart.

Texting & Driving.. It Can Wait campaign - www.itcanwait.com

 

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