Distracted driving is a killer. In the US Alone distracted driving kills 8 people everyday not forgetting the 1,161 who are injured as victims of a distracted driver. However it has been observed that adults tend to be a bit more alert and cautious when children are present in a car. This is when they are most likely to avoid taking phone calls and keeping their eye on the road instead.
A gripping Ad b y AT & T titled “The Unseen’ will make your hair stand on end when you see what happens when a dad drives a weird kid home. It will shock you into awareness of the horrors of distracted driving.
1 A father drives his teenage daughters to a pool
The video shows a loving father dropping off his teenage daughter and her friends to the town swimming pool. The road seems a highway and the car is full of the banter, laughing and giggling of the little girls, but that doesn’t seem to distract the father. He seems to be focused on driving.
Meanwhile at home, his wife notices that they have left the yard door open and as a result their dog has wandered off. She calls dad but he just doesn’t answer the phone. After he drops the girls off, he drives away when the call comes again. This time he pulls over and answers the call. After the conversation he resumes driving when he gets the shock of his life.
2 The boy appears out of nowhere like a ghost
From out of nowhere a little boy is seen sitting in the back of his car. It’s the neighbor’s kid. The man is startled and questions how the little guy got there. Both strike up a conversation and the little boy tells the man he is his daughter’s friend. He asks the man to give him a lift home. When the dad drives the weird kid home, the wife calls again, the man once again doesn’t take the call.
The boy asks the man if he is going to answer the phone or not, but the man declines saying it would be irresponsible of him to answer the phone while driving. The boy instead replies “that’s ok!! I’m not here. When the man turns around he is shocked to find the boy has disappeared. It’s as if he had imagined the conversation. Now watch the video, you’ll see the wife calling again and this time the man takes the call, what happens next will shock you. Just a word of advice, DONT be a distracted driver!!