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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PSA on Inattentive Driving

I don't normally do PSA's, but sometimes I find that they are important. Today I watched a video that comes to us from the UK out of an effort to educate teens as to the effect of texting while driving.

It wasn't very long ago that here in Minnesota a teen caused a fatal accident because...she was texting while driving in rush hour traffic, no less.

Having worked nearly five years in insurance claims, I also saw my share of the aftermath of serious and fatal accidents, the vast majority of which were caused by driver inattention (which leads to speeding, crossing medians, running lights and stop signs, etc.). And yes, it CAN happen to YOU.

So it is that I think that this video is worth sharing with all of my readers. Before you watch it, make sure you are seated, not eating or drinking anything and make sure there are no small children in the area. This is a very GRAPHIC and violent video so watch at your own risk.

Again, and I can't stress this enough: watch this at your own risk! It is very graphic.


Aussie Therese said...

That is one of the scariest videos I have ever seen. I do worry about teenagers. There are a lot of accidents here where they are killed. I wonder how many are due to them texting?

Adoro said...

Adults need to take it to heart, too. I've seen far more adults than teens doing stupid things while driving (reading, texting, applying makeup, changing clothes... really!)

Karinann said...

This needs to be shown in every drivers ed. class,but yes I agree- adults are just as guilty if not more so than teens.
This gave me chills but thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

I always say a prayer before I drive becuase we never know the danger that could come once we start up that vehicle.