Over 200 students at New Lisbon High School will learn about the dangers of texting and driving on Monday at 1:30p.m. New Lisbon High School is teaming up with AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol and State Representative Ed Brooks as part of the It Can Wait movement to remind students that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving.  The event was previously in February but was cancelled due to bad weather. It will feature AAA’s distracted driving simulator, where youth will have the chance to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving.  Students will also be shown a documentary produced by AT&T called “The Last Text” that shares real stories about lives altered or ended by someone’s decision to text and drive. Wisconsin marked the third anniversary of its no-texting-while-driving ban on December 1, 2013.  The New Lisbon assembly is part of a series of high school events that AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol are holding this school year to drive home the dangers of texting and driving. After the event, students will be encouraged to take a pledge to never text and drive at www.itcanwait.com.


Contributed by Jessica Erickson