DOT Working With Hit TV Show to Stop Distracted Driving
Department works with Glee to get message across.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: August 27th, 2012
About 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2010 were caused by distracted driving.
n an attempt to get teens and other young drivers to stop texting while driving, the Department of Transportation has paired up with the hit TV show Glee to produce two public service announcements.
The PSAs use actual footage from the show to illustrate the dangers of texting while driving. The character Quinn Fabray, played by Dianna Agron, is shown getting into a horrific accident due to texting.
Noting that texting while driving can take one's eyes off the road for five seconds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), says that about 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2010 were caused by distracted driving.
The campaign, dubbed "Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks," begins at the same time that NHTSA has said it will begin giving federal grant money of up to $17.5 million to states that have primary laws against distracted driving.