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Glastonbury school, car dealership create texting and driving PSA

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It is known that distracted driving is a huge problem in the country. (Glastonbury High School video) It is known that distracted driving is a huge problem in the country. (Glastonbury High School video)
GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Distracted driving is an epidemic in the country.

While many think young people are the biggest offenders, a group of Connecticut students said the issue is rampant among all age groups.

Glastonbury High School and Monaco Ford car dealership have found an emotional way to spread the message, through a video.

The video shows the heartache a local family feels after a middle-aged mother dies in a crash caused by distracted driving.

"It shows the consequences of not only what happens when you text and drive but how it affects the family around you,” Holly Prasser, a Glastonbury High School student.

The school and dealership fear too many people seem to think texting and driving is primarily a problem among teenagers, but the issue impacts just about everyone.

"It’s not just kids that are being affected by this, it’s anybody that has a phone or any distraction,” said Chrissy Monaco, of Monaco Ford.

The video claims one in four deadly crashes is caused by distracted driving.

The students hope their story will save lives.

"It’s not worth it because it's that one split second and that can change your life and someone else's life as well,” said Jake Madnick, a Glastonbury High School student.

Mobile users can watch the video here.

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