You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

The government is shaming people for texting and driving

Engadget Engadget 22/04/2016 Nicole Lee
© Provided by Engadget

It's a bad idea to text and drive. Beyond just being dangerous, it's now illegal in most US states and in several countries around the world. Yet, despite the many ad campaigns telling them it's wrong, people still do it. In fact, some of them actually brag about it on social media. Well, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will have none of that. The government agency has actually taken to Twitter to name and shame those who publicly confess to using their phone while behind the wheel:

Who knows if it'll actually work -- one particular person seems to be a little indignant about it -- but maybe a little public shaming by the feds is warranted. Better that than yet another fatal statistic.

The Verge

More from Engadget

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon