It seems like a common sense issue: Looking at a tiny screen and typing out a message while driving a car is not something one should do.
But text messaging while driving has become a concern around the world, to the point where even a small community in Wales did something drastic about this dangerous phenomenon:
They made a graphic a public service announcement, depicting the fatal and bloody things that can happen while scrolling through your contact list.
The four-minute film shows three teenaged girls joking and talking while the one driving texts a message to a boy. The car drives head-on into oncoming traffic and there is nothing left to the imagination as the girls' heads smash through windows and their bodies are thrown around like rag dolls. A dead baby with his eyes still open is shown as part of the collateral damage of the crash.
Studies show that texting while driving may be as dangerous and fatal as drunken driving, according to the Today Show. An estimated 25 percent of the 40,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. each year can be traced back to texting while driving.
Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get into a collision than nontexters, says a study out of Virginia Tech.
Currently, 17 states and the District of Columbia have laws on the books that ban texting while driving.
While the Wales PSA may be too violent for U.S. censors, anyone can view it on youtube in its entirety: