Florida Distracted Driving PSA Receiving National Attention

by Carmen Dellutri on May 12, 2011

Florida car accident attorneyEvery year in the US, over 440,000 people are killed or injured by distracted drivers. In order to combat the growing number of Florida car accidents caused by texting, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has sponsored an emotional public service announcement.
The powerful video is receiving national attention.

As described by the New York Times, “The latest public service announcement warning against distracted driving has an interesting twist: it presupposes that people know about the dangers of multitasking behind the wheel. Instead, it illustrates the emotional toll for those who are affected by an accident caused by a person texting or talking on a phone.”

According to the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, the “Text the Last Word” campaign is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving as well as to “inspire drivers to shift their mindsets, positively change their driving behaviors and ultimately, impact legislation and enact a law to ban texting and driving in the State of Florida.”

In conjunction with the video, the campaign asks Florida drivers to make an online pledge not to text and drive. So far, over 7,500 drivers have made that pledge, and the video has been viewed almost 18,000 times.

The video is truly moving, and we invite our readers to check it out here.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

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