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Simulator demonstrates that texting while driving can be fatal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A quick glance at your phone can be a killer. 

That's the message AT&T is taking to schools.

The "It Can Wait" campaign urges drivers not to use cell phones while driving. A new Braun Research study shows distracted driving is now the number one killer of teen drivers -- and they're not just talking. They're texting, posting to social media, snapping selfies and checking e-mail.

Students at Fairdale High School stepped into a simulator to see how quickly disaster can strike.

"We hear from students constantly when they come out of the simulator," said Hood Harris of AT&T Kentucky. "They really became aware of the danger, and it changed their behavior on the road. That makes us all safer."

CLICK HERE to experience the simulator for yourself.

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