It Can Wait: Students Learn Dangers of Texting and Driving

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GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – Texting and driving. It’s a killer when it comes to teens on the road. We’re talking over 200,000 crashes a year.

But kids keep texting and driving and dying.

That’s why students at Grand Prairie High School got an earful about the dangers of distracted driving. The school teamed up with AT&T and its 'It Can Wait' campaign to get these kids to take the pledge to not text and drive.

Along with simulators, students got a first-hand look at the terrible effects of texting and driving from a mom who lost her daughter back in 2011 – hit by someone reading a message.

"Doesn't matter if it's three years, it's never going to feel better for me,” Kathy Bond said. "You don't want your parents to feel like this, you don't."

So what’s the lesson of the day?

"Don't wait for something tragic to happen to make you change,” Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen said.

All it takes is a spilt second for LOL to become R.I.P.