Around 800 young people from around Wisconsin are gathering Tuesday for a Teen State Summit on texting while driving. Oak Creek High School, along with a number of other groups, is organizing the event in Wisconsin Dells.
Alicia Compton, a senior at Oak Creek, says their message is simple. “There is no text that is worth risking your life or someone else’s life.”
Compton first got involved with the topic when she noticed many of her friends, upon getting their licenses, were texting behind the wheel. For those passengers whose driver is looking at his-or-her phone, she suggests offering to text the message for that person.
The event will include a documentary called “The Last Text.” It’s about the young lives that ended, or were changed by texting and driving. There will also be an obstacle course showing how hard it is to text-behind-the-wheel.
AUDIO: Brian Moon reports (1:02)