Texting While Driving Test Given To Young DriversBy: Chad Sweely - May 4, 2012
Even though most of us do not admit it, at one time or another, most of us have glanced at a text or replied to it while in transit. Even though some of us do it anyway, texting while driving is a death accident just waiting to happen, especially for teens and young adults. To show teens and young adults how dangerous texting while driving is, a test has been devised for teens to text and drive while going for their driving test.
Responsible Young Drivers (RYD), a Belgium road safety organization aimed primarily at young drivers, swindled young drivers upon their driver’s test that a law has been passed which allows drivers to text. With this in mind, the instructors let the potential drivers take the driving exam while texting to show the drivers their performance while distracted by their phones. To see some of the student reactions, please view the YouTube video provided below.
This is not the first time that RYD has derived a stunt to communicate a message to the public. To see a full list of events that RYD has done, click here.