Forwarded Video of the Consequences of Texting While Driving-Truth! but a Dramatization!
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 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 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.”https://youtu.be/SC3x7K3EOTk
YouTube Video posted by the Gwent PoliceThe production stars Jenny Davies as Cassie, and Amy Ingram and Laura Quantick as her friends, Emm and Jules. They are local drama students. updated 4/29/10
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?