Sunday, August 18, 2013

Don't Text and Drive

The NYT Editorial Board weighs in on this Werner Herzog documentary.
While Mr. Herzog’s films are often ambiguous in nature, without a clear-cut editorial point, his message in this documentary is absolutely apparent. “Don’t ever text and drive.” Mr. Gerber says, “You get one chance, and you live with the choices you make.” 

The National Safety Council estimated that roughly 200,000 crashes in 2011 involved texting; and an AT&T Wireless survey found that 75 percent of teenagers say texting while driving is “common” among their friends. Whether or not Mr. Herzog’s film can actually reduce those figures, the project sets a high standard for how corporations can educate the public.