Filmmaker Explores Painful Consequences of Texting While Driving

We want to share a story we heard on NPR this morning. Texting while driving remains one of the leading safety hazards on our roads today, despite years of public service announcements, educational campaigns and media stories of tragedy.

German filmmaker Werner Herzog has now released a new and less traditional public service announcement. In an in-depth 35-minute film, he speaks to victims, families, law enforcement and drivers who made the mistake. In one case, he shows the daughter of a victim reunited with the driver who killed her father. In another case, a woman who was seriously injured by a texting driver faced more than a million dollars in medical bills.

The film is called, “From One Second to the Next,” and can be viewed below. It is part of the AT&T “It Can Wait” campaign.

In the NPR interview, Herzog said: “The message is very, very simple. Don’t text and drive.”

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