Huffpost College

Watch This Video And You'll Never Again Text While Driving

Posted: Updated:

If you still need a reminder about the dangers of texting while driving, this video will make sure you never forget.

Produced by the Tombras Group and posted online April 3 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mark the beginning of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the 30-second PSA shows how a happy afternoon turned disastrous for three teens -- all because of a momentary distraction.

According to Distraction.gov, a Department of Transportation website about distracted driving, more than 3,300 people were killed and more than 420,000 injured in accidents involving a distracted driver in the U.S. in 2012.

"At any given moment during daylight hours, over 660,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone," per the website.

WARNING: Video contains violent images.

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly claimed that Distraction.gov was launched this month to kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The site was actually launched in 2010.

Around the Web

Texting and Driving Prevention / Safety / Current Work / Our Work ...

Feds Launch New PSA To Warn Teens Not To Text And Drive

Graphic PSA Messages Aim to Curb Texting and Driving

SHOCK PSA: Texting While Driving

US's Amazing New 'Don't Text and Drive' Ad Will Leave You Shaking Intense ...