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VW Kills Movie-Goers in Jolting Anti-Texting Ad

Next ad: put your phone on silent in the movie theater.

In a brilliant public-service spot designed to showcase the dangers inherent in texting and driving, Volkswagen recently used this crowded Hong Kong movie theater to prove just how perilous a momentary distraction can be. The ad starts off with a driver’s point-of-view shot of a car driving down an empty road, when the entire audience simultaneously gets a distracting text message. When the phones start beeping and people take their eyes off the “road,”the result is a very powerful message.

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