PSA Shows that Texting while Driving can Kill a friendship

by Mark R

signal-30When I took driver’s education in high school, the teacher showed this one film called Signal 30. This film was a no-holds barred look at car accidents, with all the blood-and-guts details. I’ve never been the type who slows down when passing a car accident, because I don’t want to see real-life gore.

Of course, we didn’t have texting and driving when I was in high school, which is the cause of many auto accidents. If we did, then I’m sure my driver’s education teacher would have insisted on showing the PSA video that you can view after the jump.

The video itself is about the first four minutes of what will be a 30-minute video, and it is quite graphic. It begins with a teenager texting while driving, and you can probably figure out what happens next. There is a lot of blood, and even though it could be gorier, there are some scenes that are just downright sad.

For example, the video doesn’t hesitate to show a baby who is not blinking, or a little girl who wonders why her mummy and daddy can’t wake up. This is probably something they couldn’t show on television in America unless it was TV MA, but I believe the rules are different in the UK.

The video was made by the Gwent Police Department, and none of the footage that you see is real. I’m not certain what the full 30-minute video of this will be called, but if this doesn’t stop teens from texting while driving, then I’m not certain what will.


6 reviews or comments

Anna Olson Says: August 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I would like to know where I can get the full video of this. Because I have two teenage girls that are begining to drive. They are bad enough while they are walking and always texting. Please let me know where I can get this full version of this video

Ikin Says: August 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Anna: That is the full video. It is a PSA not a movie.

Ikin Says: August 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Hit enter too soon. Sorry. In any case I don’t think the full video has been released yet…right now its just this PSA.

Mehrdad Says: November 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I have the movie, I can share it with you if you are still interested.


Donna Says: May 15, 2010 at 1:26 am

Mehrdad Do you still have the video? I have a neice who just got her license and I really show her the whole movie! Thanks so much.

“KEEP IT SAFE” Snowden Says: September 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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