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Texting And Driving? You May Get Called Out By NHTSA

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In what is pretty definitively the best government use of social media of all time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pushing back at Twitter users who admit to texting and driving. Over a dozen times a day during April, it has @-replied to tweets mentioning or confessing to the bad habit.

Social media’s public shaming potential is finally put to productive use.

For example:

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And:

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Most of those on the receiving end of the tweets seem to be stunned into silence—NHTSA isn’t getting many replies from its targets, and some seem to have even deleted questionable tweets. But the exercise in public shaming is drawing onlookers, with NTSHA’s tweets getting a good bit of interaction and shares.

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