Barron Co. teens learn dangers of texting and driving

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BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) Texting and driving can be a deadly habit, and some teens know it all too well.

Nearly 500 teens from Barron County learned about the dangers of texting and driving, and were encouraged to take a pledge not to do it.

They also got the chance to try a distracted driving simulator.

It was a teen-led summit that featured a speaker whose life was changed forever due to texting and driving.

"I was 19 I thought I was invincible. I thought that I could do anything, that I wasn't going to hurt anyone. Texting and driving was something I did all the time and I didn't, I didn't really think about it. I didn't really consider how dangerous it was. I regret having that mindset...I wish every day I could go back and change it," explains Reggie Shaw.

Shaw was texting and driving when he caused a crash that killed two people.

His story is featured in the national documentary "From One Second to the Next".

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