New video highlights the dangers of texting while driving

May 09, 2011

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Tip: New video highlights the dangers of texting while driving

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words in value is a video? It may be completely incalculable in the case of the video below, created and distributed by AT&T. 

Before I go any further, I want to quickly offer kudos to AT&T for producing this video.

While the cynic in me recognizes that it’s a PR move which is very probably meant to inoculate the company against potential future litigation associated with the tragedies that may befall drivers who are stupid enough to use AT&T's devices to send text messages while also operating a moving vehicle, they did actually make a really compelling video.

In fact, this video is so well done that it should be required viewing in every “Driver’s Ed” class in every high school in America.

It should probably also be run on a loop at every DMV office in the country.

Take this video and use it whenever you encounter a distracted driver — there is an ever-increasing number of states which now have laws on the books which let you pull these folks over and set them straight. 


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Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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