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SADD: Texting more dangerous than drinking and driving

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Students Against Drunk Driving are now fighting a battle against texting too!

On Thursday, the group gave out free thumb rings to students at Riley High School in South Bend.

The rings are inscribed with the message, "TXTING KILLS," and serve as a sober reminder of the dangers texting can cause on the road.

"You pull out your phone, you're gonna see that. And we are hoping that that will discourage you from reading that text message and actually just put your phone down until you are done driving," said Caitlin Mangan, Senior Representative for SADD.

SADD. representatives say that texting while driving is the equivalent of drinking four beers before getting behind the wheel, only worse, because your eyes are not on the road!

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