The accompanying video was created by Welsh filmmaker Peter Watkins-Hughes as a cautionary about the risks of texting and driving. As a warning, on YouTube viewers are supposed to attest to being 18 or older to see it, because of the graphic depiction of death and injury.
I learned about the video from an interview with Mr. Watkins-Hughes that I heard as a follow-up story to a BBC report that originally aired 25 August 2009. Subsequently, I learned that National Public Radio published a report entitled “Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving” by Elizabeth Blair about the video 1 September 2009.
Some of the commentson YouTube—at least the couple of dozen (out of thousands) that I read—show all-too-common snarkiness.