Painting Your Thumb Red Could Stop Distracted Driving [VIDEO]
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Could painting your thumbnail red really stop you from texting and driving? It worked for the man who created this YouTube video. The idea is actually pretty creative. Turn your thumb into a big ol’ STOP sign!
Distracted driving is easily one of the biggest traffic issues today. I don’t think a week goes by, or sometimes not even a day, when I don’t read about someone who “suddenly went off the road,” or “swerved suddenly, for no reason.” You read the articles and you just KNOW that they were texting…or talking on the phone….or otherwise distracted.
So the man who made this video found a solution in an unlikely place. His young daughter would often tie a string around her finger to remind her of something. The classic idea sparked a new concept to help this serial-texter.
He said he painted his thumbnail red so that every time he picked up his phone to text or call, he’d see that big red thumb…and that would make him think of a stop sign. Listen as he explains the concept and how it’s helped him to stop his distracted driving.
I think it’s a great idea! Maybe, Moms and Dads, you should buy a bottle of red nail polish and give it to your teenagers for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a gesture to keep them safe!