Acclaimed Director Makes Film About Subject No One Wants to Hear About NYTimes Bits blog
A director of international renown is taking on a subject that can be life-threatening, but one that most people neither want to talk about nor do anything about.
The director is Werner Herzog.
His latest film, a documentary "called 'From One Second to the Next,' explores the consequences of texting while driving, which the film says leads to 100,000 or more accidents a year," according to a report by Matt Richtel on The New York Times' Bits blog.
The story continues: "The film, which had its premiere Thursday night in Los Angeles, is sponsored by the major mobile phone companies, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Research shows that drivers who text face a significantly increased crash risk.
"However, public safety advocates have been frustrated that motorists continue to text and drive at high rates despite polls that show they understand the risks."
The story also notes, "[R]esearchers have expressed concern that mobile phone companies, even as they urge people to not text and drive, continue to glorify the idea of an “always-on” lifestyle that encourages people to constantly talk, text and multitask."