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Students launch "Don't Drive InTEXTicated"

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Pasco, WA- Some Pasco and Chiawana High School students have launched a campaign to stop fellow students from texting while driving.

Students could text before today's assembly at Pasco High.

In fact, DECA President Yeseina Lazaro says texting has become a way of life for most teenagers. 

"I've asked several students and they say it's very addictive," Lazaro says. "Even while driving they just take it out. But they don't understand how much damage it can cause."

Reggie Shaw from Utah spoke at today's assembly. At 19, Shaw was texting while driving and crashed into on-coming traffic, killing two people.

The DECA students received a grant from State Farm Insurance to promote their campaign called "Don't Drive in-TEXTicated."   

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