Citizens Turn to Social Media to Shame Drivers Who Text

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Distracted drivers beware, citizens are using social media to call you out when you misbehave behind the wheel.

Drivers can safely glance away from the road for two seconds, according to experts, but sending a text takes about five seconds on average.

Vigalantes across the country are shaming distracted drivers online. Drivers will record the offenders, and then post the clips on YouTube or Facebook showing American drivers taking selfies while on the road or texting and driving.

In Dallas, there's a Facebook page called "You Can't Drive, Dallas" that's devoted to outing distracted drivers.

Although it may seem like it's for a good cause, police say confrontations with the distracted drivers may not necessarily be safe.

"You don't know who you are dealing with, it could be someone who's armed with a weapon and so forth, just puts yourself in a bad situation," Officer Sean Nutland of the Paramus Police Department in New Jersey told ABC News.


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