Nearly 200 students from Three Lakes High School will learn about the dangers of texting and driving Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. At the event, the students will be encouraged to sign a pledge to never text behind the wheel.
Three Lakes is teaming up with AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol in a public awareness campaign to urge the school’s students that text messages can-and should-wait until after driving.
Senior Austin Wierschke, who is the two-time LG U.S. National Texting Champion, will also speak and challenge his peers to join him in taking the pledge to never text and drive. Last August, Wierschke won the sixth annual LG U.S National Texting Championship, sponsored by LG Electronics USA.
The assembly will feature AAA’s distracted driving simulator, where students will have the chance to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving. Students will also be shown an AT&T documentary, The Last Text, which shares real stories about lives altered by someone’s decision to text and drive.
The Three Lakes assembly is part of a series of high school events that AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol are holding to drive home the dangers of texting and driving.