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A response to a Swedish law aimed at texting and driving

Here's a novel and creative — if slightly eerie — way to get people to think twice about picking up their phones while behind the wheel. Volkswagen is teaming up with brand management company NordDDB in Sweden to make smartphone cases from crumpled metal salvaged from car wrecks caused by texting and driving.

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Square your turns, folks — and pay attention!

We've all seen examples of drivers who don't square their turns, instead making left turns that are too tight and cut well into the oncoming driving lanes, making you glad there's nobody approaching to make their own left turns.

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It's a stupid thing to do, but there's no law against it in most states.

It's a stupid thing to do, but there's no law against it in most states.

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Today in stupid driving.

Today in stupid driving.

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The kind of input your system uses can make a big difference.

AAA recommends locking out some functions while driving.

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He's facing more than $1,200 in total fines. Seriously, put the phone down.

Plus he gets some online shaming.

And you thought those window-mounted LED signs were annoying.

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The technology was never implemented.

Apple has a patent on technology that would lock down a phone while a user is driving. The lawsuit claims that failure to implement the tech makes Apple culpable in the victim's death.

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The goal is to limit certain functions in an effort to combat distracted driving.

This will force you to put your phone down when you're behind the wheel.

There are safer and easier ways to pick up girls, man.

A plumber in England was caught on camera earlier this week passing his phone number to a girl on a motorway while driving at 70 mph.

A London truck driver was sentenced to eight months in prison and had his license suspended this week after causing a massive accident on a North London highway while staring at his phone.

A viral video showing a driver brake checking a heavy truck on a freeway in Wisconsin last week has sparked a conversation about road rage and risky driving maneuvers.

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They come from the land down under, where Volkswagens roll and cops thunder.

A truck driver in England was caught on camera using two cell phones while driving with his forearm.

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Coffee company Komeda wants to incentivize Japanese drivers to put down the phone.

US insurance companies may want to adopt this idea.

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A Newfoundland driver surrendered herself to Ottawa authorities and is facing numerous charges after being caught texting and driving in a viral video.

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While trying to catch them all, he forgot to pay attention to the road.

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They'd be really, really adorable cars. Duh.

NHTSA tweeted fake Pokemon Go images to highlight the dangers of playing while driving.