There’s no reason why people still text and drive. There’s plenty of technology out there so you don’t have to risk your life or the lives of others, yet people still think it’s a perfectly good idea to scroll through their photo album to send a witty reaction .gif, or record a Snapchat video of themselves singing Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” while in the car. Sure, mobile carriers like AT&T can go the gruesome route to tell folks about the dangers of texting while driving. We’ve all seen the commercials, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting to personalize their “Don’t Text and Drive” mantra.
The NHTSA is using Twitter to publicly shame people who brag about using their smartphones while driving and it’s pretty funny. Sort of like how a friend of yours on social media gets called out by a family member for posting something that really made them upset, except the family member is the government. No, the NHTSA isn’t really Big Brother, they can’t see that you’re texting unless you say something about it on Twitter, so even if you do tend to use your device while driving just don’t say you are on social media, because the NHTSA will wag their finger at you.
It’s not just texting that the NHTSA wants you to stop doing behind the wheel. It’s also dating apps. Seriously, just swipe through your matches on the toilet like everyone does, you don’t have to do it in your car.