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Students learning about dangers of distracted driving
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BRODHEAD - Nearly 320 students at Brodhead High School will learn about the dangers of using a smartphone while driving and be encouraged to sign a pledge to keep their eyes on the road and not on their phones during a presentation at 10 a.m. today at the Brodhead High School gym, 2501 W. 5th Ave., Brodhead.

Brodhead High School is teaming up with AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol as part of the It Can Wait campaign to remind students that smartphone activity should wait until after driving.

The event will feature AAA's distracted driving simulator, which allows students to experience the dangers of smartphone activities behind the wheel. Teens also will watch a documentary produced by AT&T called "The Last Text" that shares real stories about lives altered or ended by someone's decision to text and drive.

The assembly is part of a series of events that AT&T, AAA and the State Patrol are holding this year to teach the dangers of distracted driving.