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Russellville brings 'It Can Wait' campaign to students

Students got the chance to text and drive an air simulator to show how dangerous it can be. Students got the chance to text and drive an air simulator to show how dangerous it can be.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Texting while driving: It can wait.

That was the message geared toward students in Russellville on Thursday.

AT&T and the Russellville Police Department partnered to bring the It Can Wait campaign to high school students.

Thursday, students got the chance to text and drive an air simulator to show how dangerous it can be.

Officials with AT&T also showed students a video presentation about people who have lost their lives or been seriously injured while texting and driving.

"Most importantly, we are here with the simple goal of savings lives," said Griffin Hagler with the AT&T It Can Wait campaign. "If we can impact students here today, teachers or anyone else who hears our message to not text and drive, just wait until they're not driving. That's what we're hoping to do."

AT&T said more than 1-million people have taken their pledge across the country to not text and drive.

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