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AT&T Encourages Local High Schoolers to Put Down the Phone While Driving

Text and Drive
Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 18:31:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local high school students got a hands-on lesson Tuesday about the dangers of distracted driving.

Students at Leon High School went through a virtual reality simulator as part of a campaign from AT&T called "It Can Wait", encouraging students to keep their eyes on the road and not on their phones.

It ranges from texting to scrolling through social media.

Students at the event said the consequences of driving distracted could definitely be harmful.

"You need to protect yourself and everyone around you, and if you don't, then something can happen. You can kill yourself and other people -- and you just need to be safe," said Maiya Sokol, a sophomore at Leon High. 

According to AT&T research, seven out of ten people "engage in smart-phone activities" while they drive.