National Highway Traffic Safety Admin Shaming Texting Drivers on Twitter

Distracted Drivers
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is publicly shaming drivers on its Twitter feed who have admitted to texting while driving.

The agency, which has a Twitter following of 38,400 users and is responsible for ensuring the safety of all drivers on public highways, has been scolding people who have admitted to texting and driving and giving them some stern advice.

It was recently revealed that legislators in New York were considering the introduction of a ‘textalyser,’ which would determine whether a driver was using their mobile phone before a crash.

New York officials recently revealed an 840% increase in fines for drivers who had been caught texting while driving.

If passed, the legislation will be the first of its kind.

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