'I just wanted to scream at her, 'wait until your mom has to bury you.''
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A new distracted driving campaign is going viral. It's a part of the first ever national campaign against distracted driving released by the Department of Transportation for National Distracted Driving Awareness month.
We asked one mother to sit down with us and watch the ad; it's only about 30 seconds long but packs a punch.
"You know, it's hard to watch that," Shauna Sauer said. "Because it makes me think of Taylor."
Shauna Sauer lost her daughter Taylor in January 2012. She says the phone contributed to her death.
"But it was just boom boom boom," she said. "She was carrying on quite a few different conversations and as she was coming up a hill at night, the truck in front of her was going about 15 and she was going over 80. She never even braked it; it killed her instantly."
Shauna says texting while driving is a problem not only for teens, but adults need a lesson too. She says she and her family talk to the community about the dangers of texting and driving to help influence others to put the phone down behind the wheel.
"My brother's a Nampa fireman and he talks a lot about how he had to go and identify her, and someone has to do that," she said. "I mean there's just so much more. Texting and driving does not just affect the person that's driving."
Shauna said on Monday, she saw someone in her mid-20s on the freeway and on the phone.
"I looked over and I said, 'put your phone down' and she looked at me, and then looked back, driving, and flipped me off and I just wanted to scream at her, 'wait until your mom has to bury you.'"