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U.S. carriers combine to produce documentary on texting and driving

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U.S. carriers combine to produce documentary on texting and driving
The four major U.S. carriers have been working together in an attempt to get drivers to stop texting while behind the wheel. Now, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have debuted a documentary called "From One Second to the Next," directed by German filmmaker Werner Herzog. The director himself had some comments about the topic of the film, stating how hard it is not to pick up your phone when receiving a message while driving a car.

The entire documentary runs almost 35 minutes and can be viewed below. If you're a parent, you might want to watch this with your kids. Another great tool to use is the AT&T Driving Simulator which shows how easy it is to become distracted while driving. The simulator and other information about the "It Can Wait" program can be found at the website put up by the four carriers.

"When you get a message while driving, it’s hard not to pick up your phone. With this film, we want to help make people more aware of the potential consequences of that action."-Werner Herzog, filmmaker

If you have teens that drive and you're worried about what they do with their phone once behind the wheel, visit the website and most importantly, talk to your kids. Don't worry about being a pest or a nag because there will come a day when they thank you for being so vigilant.



source: ItCanWait via AllThingsD

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posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:00 1

1. Commentator (Posts: 2513; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"Hi! I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such drivers ed films as 'Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass' and 'the Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot.'"

PSA films just aren't what they used to be...

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:03

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2730; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


+1000

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 04:28

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Common sense not to use your cellphone.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:33 1

4. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


That's really sad.

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