CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Attorney General Greg Zoeller and U.S. Rep. Todd Young are urging students to avoid texting while driving as part of a campaign launched by AT&T.
Zoeller and Young visited students in Clarksville Wednesday to discuss the dangers of the practice in stark terms.
Young says about 100,000 accidents in Indiana each year are caused by sending and reading messages.
The News and Tribune reports students at Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School got to drive a simulator that required them to read and answer texts while driving.
AT&T director of legislative affairs Steve Boyce says the simulator gives students a good idea of what it's like to try to drive with a phone in their hands.
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