Texting while driving is still one action that I see on the highway, and it continues to scare the crud out of me. AT&T has been working to fight against it since 2010, when it started putting “It can wait” warning stickers inside of its boxes and campaigning against texting and driving. We applaud the carrier – even with some legislation happening at the state level it seems like most drivers still don’t take it seriously enough.
AT&T on Thursday released 35-minute documentary titled “From One Second to the Next,” which was created by Werner Herzog. It covers key facts such as 100,000 accidents each year are the result of texting drivers. There are also interviews with victims of people who have been in accidents as a result of inattentive drivers. One discusses how a driver flew through a four-way stop while her head was in her lap, texting on the phone, which ultimately led to a life altering accident.
“When you get a message while driving, it’s hard not to pick up your phone,” the film’s creator Herzog said. “With this film, we want to help make people more aware of the potential consequences of that action.”
We hope this documentary helps open some eyes and prevents additional accidents in the future.