During the episode On My Way in this past season of Glee, the character of Quinn, a teenager about to graduate from high school, got into a terrible car accident because she was texting while driving. I thought that this was a great opportunity to spread the word on the dangers of distracted driving and now finally there is a major campaign to do just that.
Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection Agencies and the Ad Council joined with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox HomeEntertainment to unveil new public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes from season three of Fox’s hit TV series “Glee” to educate young adult drivers (16-24) of the dangers of texting while driving.
Watch this video clip of Quinn's accident below:
On Glee, Quinn wound up paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheel chair after her accident. I think that the producers of Glee made a mistake having Quinn recover. It would have sent a much stronger message if her distracted driving led to permanent consequences. However, the scene in which Quinn is hit by a car while texting was very powerful.
Please share this with every teen and young adult you know that drives. Adults are also guilty of distracted driving, although not as often from texting. Share these images and help save a life.
For more information, please visit www.Distraction.gov and www.StopTextsStopWrecks.org.
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