Imagine this – you get into a cab, and as soon as your drive starts you see your driver casually drinking. And there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop him. A nightmare!
This scenario was the theme of the social experiment you’re about to see in this video.
The passengers in the video are real, but the cab driver is not really drinking. Not that passengers know that.
I’d bet you thought that this is just one another “don’t drink and drive” videos, but you couldn’t be more wrong. This videos purpose is not to show the dangers of drunk driving. We all know that part. The video is about double standards we set forth for drunk driving versus distracted driving.
When the driver was drinking, passengers reacted. They demanded he pull over and they refused to drive with him. However, when their driver started texting, they did nothing. Some of the passengers actually laughed with him.
But there’s one important fact people either don’t know or keep forgetting: Distracted driving kills more people than drunk driving.
“Far more people are injured in distracted driving accidents than drunk driving. Obviously, drunk driving is nothing to joke about, and is something any reasonable person would classify as a terrible idea. Why do we view texting and driving differently?”