Dangers of Distracted Driving Video

A realistic distracted driving video and 30-second public service announcement (PSA), produced for the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA) by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), have been posted online at www.youtube.com/tiamichigan

MDOT's Office of Communications was selected by TIA to produce the video and PSA as part of a campaign to raise awareness among teens and young adults about the dangers of distracted driving.

TIA plans to use the video and other educational materials in high schools across the state as part of its "Remembering Ally: Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign" in memory of 16-year old Ally Zimmerman, a passenger in a vehicle hit broadside by a distracted driver. Ally later died from her injuries.