Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous risks to take these days, causing 6000 deaths due to distracted driving every year. In a effort to raise awareness of the problem, Volkswagen created a show-stopping commercial to demonstrate just how dangerous it can be. Imagine going to see a movie and this happens…

Volkswagen – Eyes On The Road Commercial

Isn’t this commercial is a great way to show the dangers of taking your eyes off the road to read or send text messages?
Sometimes it can be tough to start a conversation about texting with your teen drivers. You can use this video to get the conversation going.

Here are some ideas on how you can remind your teen not to text while driving:

The Toyota Teen Drive 365 program also provides great resources for teens and parents. You can even download the Mutual Driving Agreement for both parents and teen drivers to sign.

Did You Know?

Texting and driving reduces driver reaction time by 35% and steering capability a whopping 91%

71% of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving. Source: NHTSA.gov

78% of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving. Source: NHTSA.gov

#DriveSafely. It can wait. Choose to drive safely – not texting while driving!