A new very violent, very graphic PSA against texting while driving is creating a buzz on the Internet.
The PSA was created in Great Britain and shows very graphically what could happen if teens are driving and texting. It shows teen girls texting and then crashing into a car. And it only gets worse from there. The girls’ car is hit by another car and then other cars fatally crash into the ones behind them.
I have to warn you before you watch this, it is VERY UPSETTING! I literally felt like I was going to throw up after watching it. They even show a baby dead. (I personally wouldn’t watch it if I were pregnant or just had a baby – it’s that upsetting!)
Kansas City.Com reports that the clip that landed on You Tube is part of a 30-minute video that was made to be shown to students in South Wales.
Another big point I think this video illustrates is wear your darn seatbelt — even in the back seat!
So my questions are:
A. What do you think of the video? Is it too violent? Is it too graphic? Do we need to see the dead baby?
B. Would you show this clip to your teen?
C. Do you think it would make them think before driving and texting?
D. Would you be OK with a school showing it to your teen? (I would think you would have to sign a permission slip for them to show this at school.) We did watch a D.A.R.E. or MADD movie in high school about drunk driving. I remember it being pretty scary, but I don’t remember it being this graphic.