Powerful "anti-texting" road safety film
A new animated road safety film called ‘Wheelman’ is a stark reminder about the dangers of using a mobile phone when driving.
The film emphasises the point that some of the most obvious dangers on the road are not necessarily the ones that will cause an accident, as we are more aware of them. Rather, the biggest threat comes from the distraction of a simple text message.
The film was recently launched by The Road Safety Authority Ireland (RSA) and Setanta Insurance Services Limited, together with the 58th Cork Film Festival. This was part of Setanta’s road safety competition, ‘Keep Drama off the Roads’, which invited young people, aged 15-25, from all over the Ireland to come up with a short film script.
The winning entry was from Rory Nestor, a 6th year student from Ballyhaunis Community School, Co. Mayo. You can check out the film below:
Wheelman - Anti Texting & Driving Short Film
Source: European Road Safety Charter