Video tells dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving such as texting can results in thousands of lost lives each year.

To prove that point the Shock Trauma Center for Injury Prevention and Policy at the University of Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has released this  dramatic video to show how someone's life can change in seconds.

The “GET THE MESSAGE” video will now be included as part of the Maryland driver education curriculum.

About 152,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes in Maryland from 2007 to 2011 and 1,100 died. .

The agencies hope the video helps reduce the number of accidents caused by distractions such as  texting.


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