Program targets teen texting

Students at Cardinal Mooney High School learned a lesson that can one day save a life.

The teens watched a sobering documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.

One statistic said 55 percent of teens think they are safe if they text behind the wheel, but if you do you are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.

Tuesday’s program was organized by one of Mooney’s students who started a club in the school called One Text, One Life.

“It’s so easy to get distracted when you see your phone lying next to you. You just want to pick it up, that’s the human reflex,” said Mackenzie Compton, president of One Text, One Life. “We just all have to fight that urge and not text and drive.”

After the assembly, each student got a chance to take part in a texting and driving simulation, which most failed.

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