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AT&T Brings Distracted Driving Simulator to Jacksonville

7:38 AM, May 18, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. That is the simple, yet vital message AT&T is sending drivers, particularly teens.

To drive home the message, AT&T is bringing a simulator to Jacksonville to let high school students experience first-hand the dangers of texting behind the wheel.

With the 100 deadliest days for teens to be on the road about to begin, the timing couldn't be more critical.

The simulator is part of AT&T's aggressive Txtng & Driving...It Can Wait is a program to educate drivers about the dangers of texting while driving.

A new survey conducted by the company found that while 97 percent of teens know its dangerous, almost half admit to doing sending texts when behind the wheel.

Today, AT&T's simulator will be available to students at Stanton Prep. The company hopes the interactive simulator will deter teens from picking up the phone while driving.

Jacksonville is just one of multiple cities where the simulator will be making a life-saving stop around the country.

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