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.