A teen driver gets into a collision because her phone wasn’t on silent. She didn’t even get to pick it up. -but what would have happened if she had just muted it? This video is based on a true story about my history teacher. He collided with another car because his phone wasn’t on silent. He didn’t pick it up to respond, his immediate reaction to look over was enough of a distraction to cause a crash. He ended up fine, but his car suffered tremendously.