Police Catch Florida Man’s Texting & Driving Crash on Video

    January 16, 2014
    Josh Wolford

Texting while driving is stupid, reckless, dangerous, and an all around dick move. Everybody knows this, but the majority of adults continue to do it. Why? Well, why does anybody do anything, really? I’m going to go with selfishness, as opposed to stupidity. You can fix selfishness.

Every week it seems there’s a new story about some distracted driver doing something stupid. Whether it’s a texting driver running straight into a trailer full of crap, someone crashing their car into a lake, or someone plowing into a herd of cattle, the examples all demonstrate the simple truth that you can’t really multitask when it comes to driving. It’s something that requires all of your attention.

Today’s example comes with an added bonus – the police actually caught it on dashcam.

We go to Fort Myers, Florida, where it appears that Florida Man is at it again. Watch below as Michael Woody learns the dangers of texting while driving first hand:

Luckily for Mr. Woody, he was able to crawl out unscathed. According to police, Woody admitted that texting is what led to his erratic driving. He was cited for careless driving and texting while driving (Florida’s new ban on the practice just went into effect a few months ago).

And luckily for Google, Mr. Woody was simply texting and not wearing Google Glass when he ran off the road and flipped his car over – they surely don’t need the bad press.

Image and video via WFLA