New Zealand ad shows you how to stop texting while driving

New Zealand ad shows you how to stop texting while driving
Why do people text and drive? It's a valid question, especially since it is very risky. That one split-second that you are looking down at your phone could distract you enough to have you slam your vehicle into the car directly in front of you. So the New Zealand Transit Authority came up with a great idea. Instead of reaching for your phone when the text notification goes off, reach out for the hand of the person in the passenger seat.

As you can imagine, that leads to some rather awkward moments, which is what this television commercial is all about. All kidding aside, this is a pretty good idea that just won't work if you're driving by yourself. If you're wondering why the position of the steering wheel seems a little odd, that is because in New Zealand you drive on the left hand side of the road.

If you are ever in New Zealand and spot the driver of a vehicle holding hands with the person in the passenger seat, you can assume that the driver has just received a notification that he/she has received an email.



source: NewZealandTransportAgency via CNET

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9 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

perfect commercial that needs to be on every 10 mins in america on every channel

7. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

NEW ZEALAND REPRESENT these ads are a hit with all us NZ'ers its one of the best ads ever

10. BobLawblaw unregistered

Along with us Irish in Christchurch for the rebuild..

2. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Just don't pick up the phone. Mind blowing, isn't it?

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Now people will be texting with their phone on the cup holder...

3. BobLawblaw unregistered

pānuitanga nui

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should add another scene with a man who drive alone at night.. when he try to pick his phone, he suddenly grab a hand.. apiece of hand...

6. BobLawblaw unregistered

This is the greatest ad ever to come out of New Zealand..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsdeOksmnXY

8. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Can't stop watching it, it's SO FUNNY!!!!

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