The Fine Bros‘ Teens React web series is usually light-hearted, but every once in a while, Benny and Rafi Fine release an episode with a more serious tone. The latest Very Special Episode in the Teens React library discusses an important topic for teens who are out on the road for the first time: drunk driving.
As with other Teens React episodes, the drunk driving video features ten adolescents as they watch and respond to a topic video. In this case, the chosen video is titled “I killed a man“, and it describes an instance of DUI-related vehicular homicide from the driver’s perspective. Since its release on August 24th, the Teens React episode has been viewed more than three million times.
The drunk driving episode of Teens React was launched in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The timing of the video is significant; the upcoming Labor Day holiday is a particularly dangerous time to be on the road.
The Fine Bros previously used their flagship web series to tackle tough issues like suicide and school shootings. They’re not the only YouTubers who are worried about keeping the roads safe; Rhett & Link also teamed up with the government when they created a rap battle video about texting while driving.
According to information from NHTSA, drunk driving kills more than 10,000 each year. That makes The Fine Bros’ video a particularly important one, and it shows how they are using their considerable clout to educate their young viewers.