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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Students at all grade levels at Cardinal Mooney High School had the opportunity to experience the Texting While Driving Simulator provided by AT&T.
 
The simulator shows students what can happen in the split second they take their eyes off the road.

Many of them crashed.

"When I'm looking down I couldn't even text or look I mean like just paying attention it like reduced by skills of even driving," says senior Steven Price.

Steve Kristan of AT&T says people are shocked to learn how many drivers on the road are potentially distracted by texting.

"That 44 percent of teens admit to text and driving and 49 percent of commuters the adults admit to text and driving," says Stephen Kristan, AT&T External Affairs director.

The day long program was coordinated by a club at Mooney called One Text One Life.

"It can happen to anyone in any situation. We just want students to drive as safely as possible," says McKenzie Compton, president of the One Text One Life club.

As part of the program students were adding their names to a banner to not text and drive, and will also be asked to sign a pledge card as part of a national campaign this Thursday called Drive 4 Pledges Day.

Kristan says it's just as important for parents to be responsible when it comes to texting.

"That if your child is driving at that moment, you don't want to send them a text message. You don't want to send anything to their phone that may be distracting,"

That's why AT&T calls it's program "It Can Wait."



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