Although this blog is mainly used for entertainment purposes, today’s post is deadly serious. I happened to come across a disturbing and eye opening public service announcement video that I feel is important enough to share. It is my hope that by sharing this message the current attitude about texting while driving being okay, will change.
A Case for Texting while Driving
Before you watch this video be warned, it is graphic and intense. If you are overly sensitive to seeing human tragedy, I suggest you skip it. To be honest, when I finished watching I felt physically sick. This accident is a reenactment of a real accident that killed four people in Tredgar, located in south-east Wales. The Tredegar Comprehensive School and Gwent Police banded together to create this teaser for a longer video created to emphasize how dangerous it is to text and drive, especially for young or new drivers.
This isn’t the only video about a tragedy that has happened because of a distracted driver, there are dozens if not more online. With the coming of new and better technology available for phones and personal devices this problem will only continue to grow.
For this, I plead with you –
Don’t do dumb things.
The world is a fantastic and wonderful place filled with fascinating people and thrilling adventures. Too many accidents happen when people fail to think through their actions beforehand. They think, “That could never happen to me. I’m careful. I’ve done it before.”
It’s not if the accident will happen, with this attitude, it’s when.
I grieve for all the families who have suffered tragedy and death due to texting and driving. I don’t know about the rest of you, but today I’m holding my babies tighter and praying that the people driving around where they play and go to school put their phones away and pay attention. No should ever have to bury a loved one because of this.
Oh, and wear your seat belt
To leave this heavy message on a brighter note, here is perhaps the best commercial for wearing a seat belt. It’ll make you cry, but in a good way.