If you text and drive, you'll pay a fine. And that's if you're lucky.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a disturbing new 30-second video aimed to inspire drivers to keep their phones in their pockets while behind the wheel.
The clip features a group of young people driving, checking their cell phones and talking about a crossword puzzle. The driver's phone beeps, she looks down to check it as she drives through a stop sign. A truck plows into their car, rolling it end over end down a deserted street.
A police officer then steps into frame and says, "Nobody likes to be stopped by the police. But if I'd seen her texting while driving, it just might have saved her life."
Texting while driving is an ongoing, and deadly, problem, according to distraction.gov, a government site referenced in the video. Approximately 421,000 people were injured in automobile crashes that involved a distracted driver in 2012, a 9 percent increaseRead More »from New video aims to scare the bejesus out of texting drivers