Students Take Text and Drive Challenge

Texting while driving can be a deadly combination.  Today, Highland Park High School students had the opportunity to find out why you should not text while behind the wheel.  AT&T brought a virtual reality car simulator to the school.  Students could pretend they were driving while trying to send a text message on their phone.  AT&T reports that one text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of five seconds.  At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field completely blind.  Most of the students taking the texting while driving test ended up going off the road or running into another vehicle.