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MERIDIAN -- An event to show kids the danger of texting and driving may have gotten its point across.

Teens strapped into go-carts Sunday afternoon, got their phones outand drove the course at Wahooz in Meridian to see how well they did.

The verdict?They didn't do very well.

The family park teamed up with local law enforcement in an effort to prevent a habit that has injured and killed people on Idahoroads.

Because so many people die for no reason, said 15-year-old Ashlei Morgan, who won't text and drive. It's just dumb.And people should know it's hard and that it can cause accidents.

Driving is very important and needs your full attention and by being distracted it makes it harder and it's not as safe; for them and for everyone else, said Sgt. John Gonzalez with the Meridian Police Department.

Meridian is one of three cities in the state to ban texting while driving. If caught, drivers could get a $75 ticket.

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