Texting While Driving? Think again! [Video]
All of us should be aware that texting while driving is genuinely dangerous - a lot more so than talking on the phone. While texting, you need to constantly take your eyes off the road to check spelling, to correct any mistakes and trying to check whether the message you’ve typed makes any sense. While driving, one tends to text badly (typos, grammar mistakes etc) and also drive badly at the same time - so do one or the other, not both.
A European organization called RYD (Responsible Young Drivers) set out to definitively prove that texting and driving do not mix. Their efforts culminated with a 2-minute spot which puts driving school students from Belgium in the situation where they are required to avoid an obstacle (fortunately not a real one - just cones) while texting. They all find it almost impossible to do so and repeatedly crash into the ‘obstacle’. The video is a great one and after watching it it will hopefully deter you and all other drivers from texting and driving at the same time.