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Student video warns against texting and driving

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These students made their own video to warn their fellow students about the dangers of texting while driving. These students made their own video to warn their fellow students about the dangers of texting while driving.
A scene from the video A scene from the video
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) -

Students at Mansfield High School are warning community members against texting and driving in a dramatic video.

The video shows real life consequences, such as jail time or death, if you are involved in a texting and driving accident.

"Texting and driving is a big distraction, and it is important for people to know not to do it," says senior Niegah Williams.

Williams, along with seniors Louis Mayweather and Mikayla Watson, created the video after finding out through a survey more than 56 % of the students who drive at Mansfield High School admitted to texting and driving. 

"When I see someone texting and driving I will stay away from them or go past them," says Mayweather.

So far, the students have shown the video to the entire Mansfield High School student population.

Students have also started signing a pledge that says, "Stop texting while you drive, to stay alive."

The video has been submitted in a regional contest for their Family Career Community Leaders of America Organization in Baton Rogue later this month.

"You don't want to be the cause of someone else's death," says Williams.

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