This video from SloFlo has gone viral since it was posted on August 23. At first a bunch of teens are asked to be honest about their cellphone use while driving and to explain why they feel the need to check a text or social media while they're on the road. Many of them laugh as they say that they'll check a text or look in on Instagram or Snapchat. One teen explains that she wants to keep up with what's exciting.
Then Josie sits down with them and tells her heartbreaking story. When she was 21, she was involved in a fatal car accident. She was driving home from her college graduation ceremony, when a driver on his phone sped through a red light. An 18-wheeler swerved to miss him, but the truck hit her family's car - killing her parents and partially paralyzing her.
The emotional reactions to her heartbreaking story were intense. Each teen realized the profound consequences of cellphone use while driving, you can see the moment when they understood what Josie was trying to tell them.
Since posting, this video has over 6 thousand shares and 34 thousand comments on Facebook.
According to these teen driver cell phone statistics posted by Texting and Driving Safety.com, 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. Texting and driving is the same as driving after 4 beers; it is the cause of 330,000 injuries in the United States every year, and makes drivers 23 times more likely to crash.
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