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Volkswagen PSA shows dangers of phone-distracted driving

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We all know that our handy smartphones can be a major distraction while driving. Even though we shouldn’t answer at times, or reply to a text, sometimes we do.

And we shouldn’t. We know that.

A Volkswagen public service announcement gave moviegoers a dramatic example of what can happen when you take your eyes off the road, even for a second.

During the previews, video of a car driving down a road showed the driver’s point of view. After several seconds, a mass text was sent to everyone in the theater, distracting them.

Most reached for their phones when alerted by the text. As they did, and took their eyes off the screen (and off the road) the car crashed, showing how quickly a distracted driver can have an accident.

It proves the point: we should put the phone down and focus on the road.
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