Do You Text and Drive? Watch Werner Herzog’s Documentary and You Never Will Again

For some ungodly reason, “texting and driving” has been written off as a psuedo-problem. A laughable misdeed worthy of a pointed finger-wagging rather than something to really incur the shame it decidedly deserves. Fortunately, we have figures like Werner Herzog who are making a mission out of expressing the severity of the often lethal practice.

Filmmaker Herzog has created the above documentary — From One Second to the Next — as propagation of the dangers of texting while driving. The 70-year-old Grizzly Man director uses real people and their true stories to hit the viewer with a thick heap of heartbreak, pulling no punches in the message that texting and driving is, undoubtedly, a terribly dangerous and thoughtless thing to do.

Credit: Sundance Selects/Everett Collection

Watch the video above to ensure that you’ll break the habit altogether, and perhaps share it with a few friends who might need a little extra convincing.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.