Noblesville students pledge to put down the phone while driving

NOBLESVILLE, Ind.  -- We hear the warnings all the time: Distracted driving can have deadly consequences. Still, the latest research from AT&T shows 7 out of 10 people admit to using their smart phones while driving.

That’s why the “It Can Wait” campaign is coming to Noblesville High School on Monday. The campaign has been around for several years, but this year’s goal is about getting 16 million “It Can Wait” pledges by the end 2016.

Noblesville students used a simulator to show them how phone distractions affect their driving and watched videos reminding them about the worst case scenarios.

“It breaks my heart to know some people are injured and some families are broken because of this simple distraction," said senior Jordyn Guenin.

“We’re all tempted, it’s not just young people, but young people are inexperienced drivers they’re particularly vulnerable with this type of distraction,” said Steve Rogers from AT&T Indiana.

If you’d like to see the videos or take the “It Can Wait” pledge, click here for more information.