Clever VW Anti-Texting Ad Puts Driving in Perspective [Video]

Sitting comfortably behind the wheel of our five-star crash-tested vehicles, drivers these days don’t exactly heed the dangers of everyday motoring. It’s too easy to get distracted by texting, social media, and other in-car distractions, which is why Volkswagen has led the most recent charge in advocating safe driving practices in a new social experiment turned commercial. RELATED: See Photos of the Highly-Efficient Volkswagen XL1 During the previews at a crowded Hong Kong movie theater, Volkswagen snuck in a clip of a driver puttering along on an empty roadway. The clip rolls on with moviegoers starting to lose interest, until the VW team triggers a mass text message. Phones start beeping and buzzing with a large portion of the crowd opting to check on their devices. You’ll have to watch the video to see what happens next. We’ll certainly think twice next time.
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