OREM, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Orem Police and Fire Departments are joining in on a viral trend to share an important message with young people.
Orem police released a video of the Mannequin Challenge.
The video begins with the following message:
"Texting while driving is now the leading cause of death among teenagers, surpassing drinking and driving, according to a study by Cohen Children's Medical Center."
The video shows an mock crash scene that was caused by a teenage driver texting behind the wheel.
Police say more than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes caused by texting while driving.
The video ends with a simple plea from officers: "Please don't be afraid to ask your friends to put their phone down."
The Mannequin Challenge a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action in like mannequins while a video is recorded. You can find videos under the hashtag #MannequinChallenge on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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