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Driving simulator asks students to text while driving

by Sarah Phinney

September 14, 2012

Indiana legislators officially banned texting while driving last year — the same year that 100 Indiana teens died in car crashes, some that police say involved texting.  Today, students at Muncie Southside High School got a hands-on look at just how dangerous this habit could be with a presentation by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and AT&T.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will officially proclaim Wednesday, September 19th as “Don’t Text While Driving Day.”