Dangers Of Distracted Driving, Explained (Graphic Content)

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

According to government statistics, “grooming” while driving is a major hazard, only slightly less dangerous than using a cell phone, eating and drinking, and talking to passengers. This video drives the point home that grooming, talking to passengers, and even the slightest hint of eating can be deadly. In this case, the man was lucky and walked. Next time – who knows.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href="http://www.tomokoandbertel.com"> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href="http://www.offshoresuperseries.com"> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Claytori Claytori on Sep 01, 2011

    As the owner of an identical black '99 Saab 9-5 wagon, this video will give me some pleasant thoughts every time I start it up. This is the funniest thing since some of the scenes in "Crank" (Jason Statham). Did you notice that the headrests have been removed?

  • Niky Niky on Sep 02, 2011

    Definitely... uh... distracted now. Damn, where did I put that toll card? Can someone get down there and look?

  • Shaker Shaker on Sep 02, 2011

    Disappointing climax.

  • LordDetroitofLondon LordDetroitofLondon on Sep 05, 2011

    Lol! Remember the movie from way back.