Students at Friday night's football game between Rocky Mountain and Mountain View high schools can get first-hand experience on what it is like to text and drive.
AT&T is partnering with the Meridian Police Department and Mayors Youth Advisory Council to provide a simulator, a computerized system within a real car, that lets student see the dangers of texting while driving. The simulator is part of AT&T's Txtng & Driving It Can Wait program.
Writing a text for five seconds, while driving at 55 miles per hour, takes a student's eyes off the road for the length of a football field, AT&T officials say.
The simulator will be available from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rocky Mountain High School, 5450 N. Linder Road, Meridian.