UNECE and Life recently announced the winners of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival. Among the top three winners were a film about drink driving, and two films about distracted driving.
The winner of the Gran Prix Prize, "Reflections from Inside Dawn" produced by NGO "We save lives" from the United States, addresses drink driving. The film shows an actual prison inmate who was convicted of drunk driving after killing a police officer, literally reaching out to club-goers via a video link and encouraging them to take responsibility for their behavior before getting behind the wheel.
The two runners up films Distracted driving kills, Don't use your phone, produced by the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency (3rd prize) and Distracted Driving, produced by the Road Traffic Safety Research Center of Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (2nd prize), powerfully displayed the consequences of paying more attention to a smart phone then the road. The increased use of smartphones has led to far more distracted driving incidents.
Winner: Reflections from Inside Dawn (USA)
Second Prize: Distracted Driving (China) [contains strong images]
Third Prize: Don't use your phone (Slovenia) [contains strong images]