Volkswagen Distracted Driving Commercial Has Nothing to Do With Cars – Video

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Normally a car commercial shows dramatic driving, talkgin about the new features or somehow otherwise tries to turn your attention to the latest model. One of Volkswagen‘s latest commercials throws that out the window in favor of shock value.

Partnering with a YouTube how-to makeup artist, the the spot shows viewers how to bedazzle their faces and apply makeup to recreate the look shown in the clip.

Everything is as normal as you could hope for in a situation where someone is gluing fake diamonds to their face until the whole room seems to crash, as if it sped into a brick wall.

Unless you know better, the clip looks like any of the others on the girl’s YouTube channel. It isn’t until the jarring moment before the screen goes black and a statistic from The Telegraph is show saying 500,000 car accidents are caused by women applying makeup while driving that you realize this is more than a face painting lesson.

In fact, it’s a VW commercial that borders on being a public service announcement in the spirit of distracted driving month.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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