Reverse Psychology: Forcing Teens to Text and Drive

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 4, 2012
A Belgium group called Responsible Young Drivers resorted to a unique way to send a message about texting while driving. It forced teens to text and drive to prove how dangerous it is.

In the video, a phony driving-school instructor explains a new law mandating that motorists must be able to use a mobile phone while driving. Drivers in the video are flustered, and none of them performed well on the closed course.

"More and more traffic accidents are due to texting. If we want to reduce the 1.2 million traffic victims worldwide each year, we have to act. How do you convince youngsters not to text while driving?," the group said on its YouTube page.

Watch the video below.

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer