- Nov 22, 2011
Is A Pedestrian Safety Video Too Graphic?
A Florida state senator wants the pedestrian safey video taken down
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: