Texting While Driving PSA: Too Graphic? Appropriate?

Post your thoughts on this British public service announcement about the pitfalls of texting and driving for teens (and adults too, for that matter). It is graphic, and includes the emergency response to the incident. The video is about four minutes long.

We're asking the same question to members of our fire, EMS and law enforcement communities to see if (and how) the reaction to the video differs.

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Comment by Kenneth Scamman on January 24, 2010 at 5:11pm
That is a very good video. I think all parents, aunts, uncles, and who ever else should show this video to new teen drivers.
Comment by John Shryock on October 21, 2009 at 2:15pm
Very good video, this should be shown in driver's education classes and on tv channels that teen drivers watch. Very much an attention getter and very emotional.
Comment by Ed Fox on October 6, 2009 at 5:13pm
can anyone tell me why we haven't done a PSA like this here in the US? I think that if we had a PSA like this one we might be able to get the point across and save a few more lives.
Comment by Ryan Kmetz on September 18, 2009 at 8:44pm
This video should be shown every where not just in schools.. It should be shown on tv as like a public service announcement to get the point out there how dangerous it is to text and drive at the same time.. In all its a great video to get the point across how dangerous texting can be..
Comment by Trever Richmond on September 7, 2009 at 7:05pm
wow this video is great. very emotional. i agree with everyone else this video needs to be shown in all schools.
Comment by steve myszka on August 31, 2009 at 10:59am
Made me cry when I first watched it. Should absolutely be shown in schools. I don't think us old folks would like to see it on TV. Maybe on MTV or other channel that has a demographic of the younger generations.
Comment by Rex Roach on August 30, 2009 at 6:58pm
Great Video!! I think there needs to be more like it in the US.
Comment by David Kelly on August 30, 2009 at 12:44pm
perfect video need to play it in the us also....
Comment by Ronald Richards on August 28, 2009 at 3:24pm
Great video even as graphic as it is, it still does not come close to the real incident. I hope that a television station will show this PSA in full at prime time. Here in the US we have a history of "sugar coating" rather than allowing the full impact of the message.
Comment by CHRIS PUYLARA on August 28, 2009 at 2:52pm
Yesterday one of the guys in dept. said that they had seen something about this PSA on the news, and that they played part of it up until the car gets T-BONED.Has anyone heard any truth to this? Have you heard anything Web Chief?.......Chris

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