The dangers of texting while driving have become all too real for many people in recent years. Werner Herzog, an acclaimed German filmmaker and documentarian, recently teamed up with At&T to create a series of short films that would educate the public about these dangers. Herzog’s resulting documentary is a powerful look at four accidents caused by texting while driving – two of which resulted in life-shattering injuries and two of which resulted in fatalities.
Herzog’s camera captures these harrowing stories with unflinching accuracy, taking viewers through each accident, showing both the survivors and perpetrators with remarkable detail. It also goes further, exploring not only the physical damage done but also the psychological toll it takes on those involved. In one particularly moving scene, a survivor reflects on how her life changed forever due to a single moment of distraction.
This short film serves as an important reminder of the devastating consequences that can come from using your phone while behind the wheel. Texting while driving is illegal in most states and has been linked to countless accidents and deaths around the world. It’s something we should all take seriously – and this documentary is an important wake-up call for us all. We strongly urge everyone who has access to this film to watch it – you may just see your own actions reflected back at you in a new light.