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Can You Spot The Pink Kittens? New Video Will Put You Off Texting And Driving Forever


Posted on 01/11/17

How much do you miss every second you take your eyes off the road? That’s the question asked by a new video from road safety campaign THINK!

We all like to think that we’re good drivers, but even the best among us can’t see everything. Go ahead and watch the video below to test your perception & see if you can spot the pink kittens:


All done?

If you’ve watched the clip, you’ll know two things: firstly, that’s a bangin’ choice of Aphex Twin tuneage. Second, you missed a LOT more pink kittens than you might have first thought.

The final kitten appears on the phone screen of a driver who’s too busy looking at it that he’s unaware of a mother and young child crossing the road at the traffic lights just ahead of him.

It makes for a sickening thought, but the truth is that drivers travelling at 30mph will cover roughly the length of a passenger plane every time they glance down at their phones.

Even the most attentive and careful of us can’t spot everything, and a split-second lapse could result in a fatal accident. Here’s what the law says on using your phone while driving:

  • It's illegal to use a handheld mobile when driving. This includes using your phone to follow a map, read a text or check social media. This applies even if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
  • It is also illegal to use a handheld phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver.
  • You can only use a handheld phone if you are safely parked or need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop.
  • If you’re caught using a handheld phone while driving, you’ll get 6 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £200. Points on your licence will result in higher insurance costs.
  • If you get just 6 points in the first two years after passing your test, you will lose your licence.
  • Using hands free (e.g. for navigation) is not illegal. However, if this distracts you and affects your ability to drive safely, you can still be prosecuted by the police.

So next time you’re tempted to glance at your phone behind the wheel? Just think of the kittens…

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