Texting and driving can kill: watch this compilation of terrifying real-life dashcam videos

We've written about this time and time again: texting and driving kills. The phenomenon that is especially widespread among teen drivers has caused injuries and deaths of not only the drivers, but crashes in other vehicles often are the cause of death of completely innocent people.

This time around, the American Automobile Association (AAA), issues more than just a warning: it has posted a compilation of terrifying real-life video of people that text and drive.

It's a shock just watching it not because there are any explicit scenes, but because of how just a seemingly innocent second or two of having your attention off the wheel, translates in tragic consequences.

Please watch it, share it, and speak up when you see people texting and driving to keep the roads a safe place.

soruce: AAA



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What's the point of making this video? Every day drivers text and talk when they drive its not going to stop them from texting on their phone

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Especially not those videos. Nothing bad happened. No one was injured, no one was killed. The message of these videos is you can text and drive and you might run off the road but everything will be OK. How about one where the driver goes over the center line straight into a Mack truck. Back when I took Driver's Ed we had the blood and guts videos that showed mangled cars and mangled bodies.

7. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Exactly, when I was in high-school... last century, we had videos about the dangers of not wearing seatbelts.....they spared no emotions about what was showed in the videos. That was pre-internet so that was just about the most horrific stuff that we had ever seen. To this day, I do not take the car out of Park until everyone is buckled in. The horror!

16. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Seatbelts are good at low speed crashes, at high speed they can do more harm than good. Depending on the seatbelt design it could easily snap your neck. Acquaintance of mine was driving drunk with no seatbelt and had a crash. He was thrown out through the windshield and ended with couple of cuts, bruises and broken bones while his girlfriend had a seatbelt on and she was burned alive in the car.

18. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

He's one of very few that have survived ejection from a car. Normally, most of the person's body gets stuck while the test flops and flails out of the car in a shredded mess. One week in a law office where the clients are insurance companies will provide plenty of evidence photos showing how ejection is fatal, as well as not wearing seat belts. Plenty of cases where passengers wore seat belts while the one that didn't turned into shredded meat.

19. adamvzwez

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

avalon 2015 I hope you never wear a seat belt and complete your life long dream of becoming a human pop tart!

21. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I merely stated the case where I know that seatbelt can do more harm than good. Same can be sad about falling in any body of water that can submerge your car. Everyone is free to wear or not to wear their seatbelts. And with cars having airbags on all sides, these days, I really wouldn't risk serious neck injury because of the seatbelt. And wishing a car accident on anyone is really a d**k move. If you or anyone else feels safer with their belt on, then use it, I personally don't want that noose around my neck.

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

the point is i bet every person in these had iphones. if they had android wear they could have just said the text out and thats it. but you will also notice all under the age of 18 i hope everyone of them crash and burn and no one else is hurt this younger generation is doomed they don't know how to fix anything do anything or respect for anything just phones and social media like twitter facebook and instagram

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Sad thing with a phone can kill you. walking while using your phone is prone to accidents. I remember when i nearly tripped over when i was using my phone while i was walking. Watches are also the same thing. anything that is tech can kill you.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

overcompensating noobs.................

5. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

My initial thoughts as well. Texting and driving is stupid. It is also stupid to yank the wheel when you go off the road and spin out. Classic mistake.

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

right the super hard pull to the other side hahahahaha

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For the last time. For the very last time, you can't legislate away with stupidity. Most of those drivers weren't keeping their eyes off the road for 1 or 2 seconds, it was more like 6 or 7. That's an eternity even at 40 MPH.

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

looked like 50 to 60 mph as well for average speed.

8. matty1323

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I am not disagreeing with the message here, but let's be straight - Not all of those instances were kids texting. Some were just changing the song playing, so the title of the article is a bit misleading. It should be more along the lines of dont be messing with your phone in any way while driving. You can either multitask while driving or you cannot, clearly none of the kids in this video should even try to do anything other than drive and pay attention to the road.

9. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

i have much better texting while driving skills

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

good to know your the douche i hope to run off the road one day, while your texting and driving

10. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

As I teenage driver, I can't understand why some douchebags don't realize how dangerous it is. Ive never so much as made a call via bluetooth cuz something can happen in that 1 second. Ive seen cars turn into convertibles cuz someone wasn't looking and drove into the back of a truck with the drivers head in the back seat.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

try taking a motorcycle class and then ride on the highways and you will have a new understanding of how bad car drivers are. i am on my bikes 3 months out of the years depending on weather and getting less because of car drivers.

17. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

I have my M2 and love riding my bike but id almost never get on a highway

20. adamvzwez

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

people are right this video needs some kinda shock value

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