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This ad should stop you from texting and driving

Honda tells its drivers about the devastating effects of driving and texting.

Source: Honda/YouTube

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING makes people three times more likely to get into a car crash, according to statistics from the US.

Despite this, the vast majority of young people engage in the risky behaviour while behind the wheel.

Last week, Leo Varadkar confirmed that texting while driving is “completely prohibited” in Ireland.

A survey carried out earlier this year found that texting was cited by over ten per cent of drivers as the activity that caused most “near misses”.

Gardaí have urged drivers to stay safe on this long, holiday weekend – and that includes putting the phone away.

Watch the video – an ad from Honda – above. It might just convince you.

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