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Wisconsin teens get message not to text while driving

Wisconsin teens get message not to text while driving

By The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 24, 2012

WISCONSIN DELLS- Hundreds of Wisconsin students are getting a lesson about the dangers of texting while driving.

Nearly 800 teens from across Wisconsin gathered Tuesday in Wisconsin Dells for a daylong state summit on teen distracted driving.

As one student leader put it, the message is simple -- "there's no text worth dying over."

Oak Creek High School students along with the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Family Career and Community Leaders of America and AT&T Wisconsin organized the summit.

The summit featured a documentary called "The Last Text" about lives changed or ended by texting and driving and an obstacle course presentation that demonstrated how difficult it is to text and drive.

It's illegal in Wisconsin to send an email or text message while driving. Fines are up to $400.