Texting While Driving Billboard: Real or Hoax?

A billboard warns drivers of the dangers of texting while driving - and also encourages them to send a text for more info. Is this billboard real or fake?

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It’s fake.

The image being circulated contains the following text:

Texting while driving KILLS

For more driving tips, text “SAFETY” to 79191

The image, however, was part of a Cracked.com article entitled 17 Counterproductive Public Service Announcements from 2010. The article was a collection of user-created images portraying ironic PSA’s. Below is the full-sized image, which ranked as #15 on their list.

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If you continue through the slideshow, you’ll see the exact same backdrop used for #6 on the list as well:

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Bottom Line
The image that was created as a joke is being passed off as a real image. If you see someone sharing this image as real, drop a link to this article to set them straight.

 

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