It's illegal, dangerous, can be deadly, and at North Central High School Tuesday, students got a crash course in distracted driving while taking part in an Allstate driving simulator.
The assignment: text and drive, while also following the rules of the road.
"Oh wow this is difficult," student Mykel Greene said while driving the simulator.
Greene ended up failing, miserably.
"When I was sending the last part of my message which was the longer part, the car swerved into the opposite lane and it was a head-on collision," he said.
He wasn't alone. Freshman Brianna Dyson didn't do any better.
"When I hit somebody, I was like 'Oh my gosh that could really happen,'" Dyson said.
While they might have bombed the assignment, these students learned a valuable lesson.
"It's taught me not to text and drive. I already knew it before but it put a more impact on me," Dyson said.
Every student got a traffic ticket once they were done, detailing the infractions they would have received if this actually happened in real life.