In class, we are creating audio public service announcements. I was telling my friend about this project, and she told me about a PSA she had recently seen. This psa is about texting while driving, was aired in Britain and was very controversial. It is pretty graphic, but I believe it is effective. When people tangibly see the effects texting and driving can have, they will think twice before pulling their cell phone out on the road. I recently had a friend who was killed this summer in a car accident, and I have heard that it may have been because of texting in the car.
Do you think this PSA is effective? Do you think it is unnecessarily graphic? I think sometimes going overboard is required, just like Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” The effects of texting and driving can be disastrous. This video is a sad, gruesome truth.