Another Reason Not to Text and Drive...As If We Needed One

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If having your parents threaten to take the car away, or getting a ticket...or, oh yeah, killing someone...isn't enough to stop you from sending that super important "OMG, he really said that?" as you cruise down the freeway, maybe this will serve as a deterrent.

A San Francisco man who got sick and tired of seeing people texting while they were driving started a website called Twitspotting.com, which invites users to submit photos of people committing TWIT (texting while in traffic) offenders.

On his website, the man cites some pretty startling statistics, like the claim that 660,000 American drivers are using their phones RIGHT NOW and, even scarier, that "sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind." Not OK.

Of course, people are still doing it and the guy has taken things a step further than just the website, which shows some pretty shameless acts of the dangerous behavior. He's also rented out 11 billboards in the Bay area to publicly shame the texting drivers.

Do you think this will discourage people from texting and driving?

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