Florida DOT Website Features Video of Pedestrians Being Mowed Down by Vehicles

A graphic video showing pedestrians getting hit by vehicles should be removed from the Florida Department of Transportation website, a state senator is arguing.

According to WTSP.com, Sen. Mike Fasano says the images, which include a car slamming into a person in a crosswalk and another being clipped by an automobile and being vaulted into the air before crashing onto a windshield and then the pavement, should not be on a government website. Another image shows a police officer walking near a body bag.

Click here to see the Florida Department of Transportation Video (Warning: Graphic Content)

"They were truly graphic and something that shouldn't be on a state website. I have great concerns, as well, with children having access to that website and going and watching those horrific and very sad videos," Fasano told the station.

The video is part of a traffic safety campaign, called See the Blind Spots. It aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in Florida and especially in the Tampa Bay area, which is one of the most dangerous metro areas in the nation for walkers, according to the site.

The scenes were taken from the Internet. State officials say they wanted to use images that would get people's attention.

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