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December 04, 2013

"From One Second To The Next" — Werner Herzog's new film about texting while driving might well save someone's life (if they're not watching it while driving...)

From the YouTube caption:

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Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog wants to bring an end to the scourge of texting while driving once and for all — and he just might do it.
In a powerful 35-minute public service announcement entitled From "One Second to the Next," Herzog hauntingly and painfully documents the tragic testimonies of individuals who have shattered lives — and have had their lives shattered — as a direct result of texting and driving.
The project, part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, was distributed yesterday [August 8, 2013] to over 40,000 high schools across the country.
"There's a completely new culture out there," Herzog told the Associated Press. "I'm not a participant of texting and driving — or texting at all — but I see there's something going on in civilization which is coming with great vehemence at us."

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If I have any kind of forum or pulpit — such as a classroom, or morning rounds, or a meeting — I'm gonna bag what I intended to present and force people in attendance to watch this film.

Insisting first that all phones, tablets, and computers be turned off — not airplane mode, off — before the movie starts.

And if I see anyone surreptitiously trying to use an electronic device while the film is playing, I'm immediately stopping it, turning on the lights, and ending the session.

No exceptions.

Shape up.

Fair warning.

[via Jeri Dansky]

December 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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That was the hardest video to watch all the way thru.

Since I taught myself to buckle-up ALWAYS,

and I don't text and drive,

I hope I'm smart enough to stop taking and making calls also.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 4, 2013 6:15:07 PM

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