Just about everyone knows that distracted driving is dangerous, but almost no one knows how to stop it. Technology is only growing more prevalent, and although cell phone and tech companies have developed distracted driving prevention software, none have made a significant impact. But it’s encouraging to see organizations getting creative about distracted driving prevention. This week, the Canadian 180 Film Contest announced short video winners in three categories: impaired driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Each of the videos are interesting, haunting, and should crush the urge to drive distracted.

I always watch these videos with a bit of apprehension. They’re designed to create sympathy for the car accident victims, so there’s always a sense that these characters you are beginning to like are headed for impending doom. But when it comes to distracted driving awareness, that’s appropriate to a certain extent. Even when people know the deadly statistics of distracted driving, no one thinks it can happen to them. And fortunate, each of the 180 Film Contest finalists are done tastefully and stick to the subject at hand.

View the winning distracted driving video below. And visit the 180 Film Contest webpage for the top five contenders in each category.

Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.