I have a car-phobia too, but I think the thing to remember is that it's not just teeangers who do this and cause similar accidents. In my daily 45 minute commute, I see roughly 75% of the adults around me texting and flipping through e-mails and whatnot. I myself have been rear-ended 6 times from this sort of incident while on my way to work. I think everyone needs to be careful and more aware of endangering others with these sorts of decisions. I am just glad that it was a minor fender bender and not a big accident like the one re-enacted. I literally get car-sick being in traffic now when I see people being unsafe.another reason I hate being in a car... because of such morons... just scary
Absolutely!!! As one of the other posters mentions,I see people ALL the time texting,on the phone or with it in their hands and not concentrating,I have had to swerve or sound my horn a few times....and then get flicked the V sign!!!!Its so irresponsible,its not just their own lives they can put at risk as the aftermath of the video shows,all the other people invloved and injured,not to mention all the resources used to attend the accident.....all because of a text message.this is like a lighter version of the "red asphalt" series they showed in driver's ed in the 70s, 80s and 90s. i don't know if they still do, i took driver's ed 15 years go. but those were made up of real footage and photographs of accident aftermaths.
this, in a way, is scarier because even though it's staged, you get to see these girls go through the accident and their fear in the aftermath.
people need to realize that driving isn't just something you thoughtlessly do on a daily basis, it is VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS.
i can't believe some of the things i see people doing in their cars, even on the freeways. and in CA, freeways are massive and extremely dangerous.