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UK PSA On Texting While Driving  
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Yesterday afternoon on CNN here in the States, CNN was running a story on the UK Public Service Announcement (PSA) on the dangers of texting while driving. I watched the full video on You Tube; while a bit over the top (the sound of one girl's neck snapping, the small child asking "when will my mommy and daddy wake up?", etc.), I thought it was highly effective.

Texting while driving is a huge problem. But the UK PSA makes it appear that it's really just a problem amongst dingbat teenage girls. If it were to be shown widely in the U.S., for example, some groups would likely complain that it's too graphic, while others would probably demand that a similar spot with stupid boys be made. Anyway, what do you think about the shock approach?

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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Using a phone while driving distracts you from the job at hand... Driving.

Simple as. It causes accidents.

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Just watched this on YouTube. Really powerful stuff. Sure, it's not the typical sterilized stuff the American public seems used to, but if violence on TV is acceptable (which it is), this should be part of every Drivers' Ed course.


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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4307 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Whilst in the US a few weeks back, it was interesting to hear the US debate over texting whilst driving, knowing that not just texting, but the use of handheld phones for calls is illegal in the UK.

User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6028 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Very nice PSA, I am shocked to see how many people text whilst driving. Seeing people next to you in the left turn lane texting away and when the light turns green away they go still looking down and texting .

Strangely here in New York State it is illegal to use a non-hands free mobile but testing is still legal. Several local municipalities are starting there own texting whilst driving laws but state wide it is still legal

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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3164 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Great Video and it should be mandatory for all people who drive.

I see texting all to often on the roads and it needs to be stopped.

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