Forwarded Video of the Consequences of Texting While Driving-Truth! but a Dramatization!
Summary of 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 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 Gwent 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.