LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Students at the UW-La Crosse got to see just how risky texting and driving can be.
A simulator on campus let people try to drive and send texts. When they finished the machine told them how many times they changed lanes or crossed the center line and how often they exceeded the speed limit.
The simulator provides a variety of settings including a construction zone, downtown of a city and single lane roads.
"I did not do well at all," said Anna Peeters, who tried the simulator. "I think I hit a pedestrian, I sped five times, and I went off the road a few times also. I think I'm a good driver but then going in here, I'm like maybe not as much."
After students completed their drive, they were asked to sign a pledge that they won't text and drive.
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