LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Texting and driving can be a deadly combination behind the wheel, and authorities say it's becoming more prevalent than ever before.

That's what brought the Wisconsin State Patrol and other organizations to Logan High School in La Crosse Wednesday.

They're reaching out to nearly 900 students with hopes of preventing any texting and driving tragedies from happening in our area. "Since they haven't heard of any major wreck stories of people getting into accidents and getting in trouble because of texting and driving it hasn't really affected people," said Logan junior Gabrielle Mannion.

"If you're texting while driving, you're 23 more times more likely to get involved in a crash and texting itself, the act of texting is the same as being legally impaired by alcohol," said Major Sandra Huxtable with the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Wisconsin is one of 37 states in the U.S. that bans texting while Driving.