A few local high school students got messy to send a message about distracted driving, the Sun Sentinel reports. Covered in fake blood and lying among mangled cars, students from Boyd Anderson High in Lauderdale Lakes did their part to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.
The scene, a simulated fatal crash, was staged by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and filmed as a public service announcement. The film was written, acted and directed by 18 students in the school’s international baccalaureate film studies program.
The video will be part of the “Stay Alive …. Just Drive!” campaign, a nationally recognized traffic crash prevention, awareness and education program. The video comes at a good time, as distracted driving is a growing problem among both teens and adults.
According to the federal website on distracted driving, distraction.gov, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens. The website cites a poll finding that 40 percent of American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cellphone in a way that put people in danger.
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