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04/07/2014 01:17 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2014

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

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.

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