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New ads stress dangers of texting while driving

3:54 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
National texting champ: Don't text and drive
National texting champ: Don't text and drive: The state Department of Transportation has produced a new set of ads uring drivers not to text and drive. A press conference was held at the DOT offices in Ashwaubenon on April 1, 2013.
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Austin Wierschke can text his last name blindfolded several times in a row.

The 18-year-old high school senior from Rhinelander has even won a pair of titles for his texting speed and accuracy, but said he wouldn't think of sending any texts while driving.

"It's becoming the new drunk driving and it is scarier because it is occurring in the young drivers which are fresh out of driving school," he said during a press conference Monday at the state Department of Transportation's northeast regional office, 944 Vanderperren Way. ...

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