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Students Take a Virtual Look at the Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Teen Safety Week continues for Bay District Schools as students at Bay High school took a look at the dangers of texting and driving.

"People started walking. Cars started swerving, and I couldn't really see what was going on looking at my phone," says Bay High School Student Deana Green.

With AT&T's texting and driving simulator, Bay High School got a first hand look at the dangers of distracted driving. "It's the closest they can come to that feeling of losing control and getting in an accident," says AT&T Spokesperson Sue Sperry.

While students were driving, they were instructed to send a text, like: did you see that game last night?

Most students, like Michael Cruz, couldn't stay in control. "You can easily fall off of your guard and hit somebody or run a stop sign and get into an accident."

For students it's a virtual activity that has a very real message

"People need to pay more attention. No texting and driving because lives need to be saved," says Green.