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"I had my brother in my hand, and all of a sudden my hand was empty." ("From One Second To The Next")

“From One Second To The Next” is Werner Herzog’s take on texting while driving. If you’ve ever been tempted — or know someone who has — take a look at this chilling 35-minute documentary about the aftereffects of accidents caused by drivers distracted by text messaging.

Herzog  linger over interviews with people involved on both sides of texting accidents. One young driver talks about how she lives with the guilt of her fatal mistake, and survivors of texting fatalities talk about how life has changed. Since it was posted on youtube Aug. 7, the film has been viewed nearly 2.2 million times.

If you’re wondering how Herzog got involved, look no farther than the group that posted the film. “It Can Wait” is spearheaded by wireless providers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon as part of a national campaign to create a social stigma around texting and driving similar to the one created by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Go to itcanwait.com for details, including information about the three-day youth summit that concludes today in Washington, D.C.

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2 Comments

  1. G

    Please do not text, use a cell phone, or anything to distract you from driving. There’s NOTHING so important for you to do while you’re driving, other than pay attention to your driving!

    I’ve been the victim of two careless drivers talking on cell phones that caused physical injury to me an a passenger, and moderate damage to my car twice!

    Make the fines enormous, and the penalties severe when caught!

    September 20th, 2013 10:52 pm

  2. COMMON SENSE

    It’s ridiculous how much i see people texting while im driving around town. Its not just one demographic either I see young, middle age and seniors.Whats irritating is that these people are the ones not using turn signals, delay traffic at a green light PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD TO AVOID ACCIDENTS. Next time your texting and someone next to you honks and gives u the number 1 sign its probably me!

    September 21st, 2013 10:53 am

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