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Teens to gather in Dells to discuss dangers of texting and driving

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Texting and driving summit

WISCONSIN DELLS (AP) — Nearly 800 teens from throughout Wisconsin will gather in Wisconsin Dells this week to talk about the dangers of texting while driving.

Oak Creek High School students along with the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Family Career and Community Leaders of America and AT&T Wisconsin organized the first-ever “Teen State Summit.”

The students were chosen last fall to participate in the National Teen Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C. and then tasked with holding the meeting in 2012.

They hope to reinforce the message that text messages should wait until after driving.

The summit Tuesday will feature a documentary called “The Last Text” about lives altered or ended by texting and driving and an obstacle course presentation that demonstrates how difficult it is to text and drive.