Hustisford Students Learn Dangers Associated With Texting And Driving

(Hustisford) Roughly 140 students from the Hustisford Junior/Senior High School learned about the dangers of using a smartphone while driving. The school district teamed up with AT&T, AAA, and the Wisconsin State Patrol as part of the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign reminding students to hold off cellphone activities until after driving. The event featured AAA’s distracted driving simulator which allows students to experience the dangers of smartphone activities behind the wheel. Students also watched the documentary “The Last Text” that shares real stories about lives altered or ended by someone’s decision to text and drive. District Administrator Heather Cramer said that students are the drivers of the future so we want to make them understand the very real dangers of distracted driving from the beginning. Since 2010, AT&T, AAA, and the State Patrol have held seminars in 126 cities throughout Wisconsin, reaching over 47,000 high school students. To learn more about the It Can Wait campaign, visit