A snapshot of the safety video shows a pedestrian about... A snapshot of the safety video shows a pedestrian about to be struck by a car. (Seetheblindspots.com)
A safety video intended to warn people about the dangers crossing the street has grabbed the attention of a Florida politician, who wants to see it deleted.

The video comes from the Florida Department of Transportation, and shows real-life videos of people being hit by cars. The campaign is targeting the Tampa area, but pedestrian safety is a big issue across the state of Florida, which leads the nation in pedestrian accidents.

One person is carried through an intersection on the hood of a car.

One person on a bike is invisible until the moment the driver is about to hit him or her.

Another shows a body covered with a sheet, only the soles of his or her sneakers showing.

The video starts with a warning, saying it may be unsuitable for children. But Sen. Mike Fasano wants to see the images taken off the state web site.

"They were truly graphic and something that shouldn't be on a state website," he told WTSP.com. "I have great concerns as well with children having access to that website and going and watching those horrific and very sad videos."

The safety group wants people to talk about pedestrian safety, so the controversy over the web site may be just what they were looking for. The website is www.seetheblindspots.com.

See the video below:





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