- People using their phones while driving, either to text or use video-recording apps like Snapchat, is becoming increasingly popular.
- A 40-second video does a good job showing why people shouldn’t use their phones while driving; they can barely handle their phones while walking!
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You shouldn’t use your phone while driving a car. You’ll get yourself killed, or kill someone else.
But don’t take my word for it – this 40-second video does a much better job at illustrating the point. Just watch the whole thing.
As you can see, people can’t even handle texting while walking, not to mention driving. And distracted driving is a major issue: The CDC says every single hour, 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured as a result of distracted drivers. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration says distracted driving killed 3,166 people in 2017 alone.
Thankfully, tech companies are finally finding clever ways to keep people from texting and taking calls in the car. Apple, for instance, has a Do Not Disturb feature that activates when the iPhone senses it’s moving in a car, which will hide your notifications for texts, calls, and other apps while driving. The feature can even notify people that you’re driving and tell them you’ll contact them soon.
Please don’t use your phone while driving. This website keeps a running list of car accidents where Snapchat was involved – there are far too many instances of people killing themselves and others as a result of using apps in the car. Like the hashtag from the video says, “it can wait.”