How Dangerous Is Texting And Driving? This Ad Going Viral Will Show You

Guilty of texting and driving? This viral video might finally convince you to put down that phone.

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How Dangerous Is Texting And Driving? This Ad Going Viral Will Show You

A new ad, going viral on social media, highlights the dangers of texting while driving (and walking)

Guilty of texting and driving? This public service advertisement going viral might finally convince you to put down that phone. The 40-second ad has been produced by South Africa's Western Cape Government as part of their "Safely Home" road safety campaign. Originally posted to YouTube on Friday, the video has been viewed millions of times after being reposted to Reddit and Twitter. 

The ad begins with a montage of clips showing people stumble and fall while distracted on their phones. Set to funny music, the initial few seconds of the ad are rather amusing. It's hard not to laugh out loud at some of the more ridiculous moments which include a man face-planting into a pond and a woman walking directly into a glass door. "You can't even text and walk," mocks the ad.

And then, the ad suddenly takes a heart-breaking turn. 

Watch the entire video below:



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