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Forwarded Video of the Consequences of Texting
but a Dramatization!
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded video of
three teens in a car that are involved in a deadly collision while the
driver is texting on her cell phone.
The Truth: The video is called "Cow" and is a dramatic
portrayal from the United Kingdom of what could occur in a texting or
cell phone related automobile accident. It has become an internet
sensation and is circulating in the form of emails with video
attachments or YouTube video links.
According to the
Police web site in Wales, this was coordinated production led by filmmaker Peter Watkins-Hughes. School
Liaison Coordinator for Gwent Police, Lyn Samuel said: “We worked
closely with the production team including the University of Wales
Newport, Tredegar Comprehensive School and local partners including the
council and Probation Service. The result is a very impactive road
safety educational tool to help reduce the number of collisions
involving young drivers across Wales.”
YouTube Video posted by
the Gwent Police
The production stars Jenny Davies
as Cassie, and Amy Ingram and Laura Quantick as her friends, Emm and
Jules. They are local drama students.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This should be shown in every school in America.
Everyone died except the small child, and the girl that did the
deed...she'll live with that the rest of her days. A lesson to all that
do this..... If you have teens at home show them this...
On cell phone...?
How would a promo like this be received in our country?
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