Students star in anti-distracted driving message

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 23:46:31-04

Middle school students starred in an anti-distracted driving message which is airing as a public service announcement on television stations around Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Over the last five years in northeast Wisconsin, distracted driving crashes were four times as common as alcohol-related crashes, according to WisDOT.

More than 75 people died in northeast Wisconsin in distracted driving crashes in the last five years, according to WisDOT. 

Students from Indian Community School in Frankin, Wis., wrote, produced, and starred in the message.

Native Americans are "among those at highest risk to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash," according to a news release.

There are approximately three distracted crashes every hour in Wisconsin, according to WisDOT.