Actor Michael Rooker returns to his starring role in TheÂ Driving Dead SeriesÂ with a new webisode, â€śThe Chase,â€ť premiering today.
The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to thwart dangerous driving behaviors, like drinking and driving and failure to wear a seat belt, among the most at-risk audience â€“ young men. According to recent IDOT data, seat belt usage in Illinois reached an all-time high of more than 95 percent in 2015. This marks an increase over last year representing an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads.Â
The web-based Driving Dead Series has amassed more than 2.4 million YouTube views with its first three episodes. Rooker, renowned for his roles in Marvelâ€™s, Guardians of the Galaxy, and AMCâ€™s, The Walking Dead, has been involved with the series from its inception.
â€śYears ago, I lost my brother to a seat belt related traffic fatality, so this series is extremely close to my heart,â€ť said Rooker. â€śIt is my sincerest hope that my fans will watch and share these videos, and that by doing so, we can make people think twice before engaging in any kind of dangerous driving behavior.
To learn more about the series, visitÂ www.TheDrivingDeadSeries.com. Fans can connect with The Driving Dead onÂ Facebook,Â TwitterÂ andÂ InstagramÂ for up-to-date news and a behind-the-scenes look at the series.