Graphic MDOT distracted-driving video part of campaign to warn motorists of danger
The Michigan Department of Transportation's communications office produced an 8-minute video re-enactment of an accident's aftermath as part of an awareness campaign called "Remembering Ally."
It's named in memory of Ally Zimmerman, a Romeo High School student who died at age 16 of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Police said a distracted driver caused the crash.
A shorter video shows Ally singing and warns drivers of their responsibility to keep themselves and others safe when they’re behind the wheel.
MLive staff, including AnnArbor.com, recently collaborated on a series examining distracted driving in Michigan. A bill to ban teen drivers from using cellphones is working its way through the Michigan legislature.