It’s not a difficult thing to follow. Put simply, don’t text and drive. However, the unsafe habit is still very much prevalent among motorists today, prompting Porsche to create this public safety video that offers some good advice, which is don’t text and drive!

For this awareness campaign, Porsche has rendered the services of former Formula One and current FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) professional racing driver Mark Webber. The Australian is also serving as a Porsche works driver currently, piloting the 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer. Suffice to say, Mark is a very, very competent driver.

In the video, we see Mark in full racing overalls as he climbs into a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer before doing what he does best, attacking the track with the smoothness and precision expected of him. At least that’s what happens until the phone begins to ring, where we see Mark lose control of the vehicle, and even jumping a kerb with some considerable airtime involved.

After eventually spinning out to a complete stop, we see that Mark was trying to reply to a text from his wife Ann, on a Porsche Design Blackberry nonetheless, while driving to navigate the track. All this doesn’t bode well with the race engineers once Mark returns to pits, both of which look utterly dejected.

“Even the best can’t text and drive” then appears on the screen, which drives home an important point. If an established professional racing driver like Mark Webber can’t text and drive safely on an empty closed-off circuit, neither should you when you’re on public roads filled with other cars.