Videos Help Increase Distracted Driving Awareness
The Department of Transportation has declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While there is a national campaign to combat distracted driving, some states have upped the ante with their own campaigns, creating engaging content and videos across the web.
The California Office of Traffic Safety launched a series of 30-second videos on YouTube showing the types of distracted zombie drivers and what not to do while operating a motor vehicle. Characters include Party Zombie, Grubbin Zombie, Mobile Zombie and Day Dreamin Zombie. My personal favorite, however, is Glam Zombie. Check out her video below.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety focuses on preventing its constituency from texting while driving. The “Body Bag” series has two episodes, one with a teen who suffered the consequences of texting while driving and the other featuring a mom. The humor is dark, but the point is well made.
Meanwhile, this video from the Mississippi Department of Transportation shows how just a split second of distracted driving can wreak havoc, especially within school zones.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation took a different point of view in its PSA, which aired in movie theaters across the state over the winter holidays. This video shows images of banged-up cars and text stating what the driver was doing at the time of the accident.
Have you seen some distracted driving videos in your state? Feel free to share them below! And don’t forget to check out our round-up of distracted driving blog posts.