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Old 20th Dec 2009, 22:17
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Unfortunately...

... those who should see this, don't.

And if they do happen to see it, they probably laugh, then have another beer.




YouTube - TAC 2009 Christmas Campaign TV ad - 20 Anniversary retrospective montage "Everybody Hurts"
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 00:22
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they probably laugh, then have another beer.
Immediately after "laugh" insert "at you".

I admire your courage. I have never proselytised here or anywhere else against the demon. Equally, I have never hidden that I do not take it. From the latter it follows as night follows day that I am "no fun at a party". So I have been told, right here.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 00:43
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From the latter it follows as night follows day that I am "no fun at a party". So I have been told, right here.
Unfortunately we live in a world where the general consensus is that you can not possibly be having fun unless you are fully loaded with your recreational drug of choice.

I support a zero alcohol policy for drivers and a zero tolerance policy for offenders.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 00:47
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Maybe the Mods could make this one a 'sticky'?

(Highly recommend anyone inclined to cut it short to persevere to the half way point of the video.)
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 02:15
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DUI man close to death at 0.385% | Northern Territory News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au

Territory Duty Superintendent Michael Murphy said it was one of the highest readings taken in the Territory.

"It's just ridiculous," he said.

Police yesterday estimated they would have to give the Katherine man 20 hours to sober up in his cell before he was capable of understanding the charges he was facing.

They said officers were checking up on the man every 15 minutes.


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Never had this problem when we had Morrie Minors.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 04:11
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Territory Duty Superintendent Michael Murphy said it was one of the highest readings taken in the Territory.
The 'Territory' home to the 'World Series' of drinking and driving...
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 06:22
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The Vics have the right idea about these ads. All the NSW has is stupid "limp dick" ads. After all, we dont want to scare the poor drivers with shocking images
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 07:13
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There's a legitimate, expert, debate about what sort of ad works best on which target group.

I'm for a range of styles, including confrontational and "little dickus', and having the police commissioner and the trauma surgeon speak out.

We have to try to do something.

(For those who haven't driven in New South Wales lately "little dickus" is a billboard which says (from memory) "no-one thinks big of you if you speed" , and the 20 year old pretty girl's little finger is curled just so.)

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Old 21st Dec 2009, 07:35
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Tinny



Never had this problem when we had Morrie Minors
Right on Tinny.
thats cause we were so p*ssed we could'nt get the bloody things started.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 07:52
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And at tappet bounce, they wouldn't go fast enough to hurt anyone.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 07:57
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'Heroic' Chinese policeman Chen Lusheng is a martyr to drink
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 08:02
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Very sobering clip. We don't have this kind of campaigns around here (Low Lands), we probably should.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 08:06
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Well that video reduced me to tears - and I'm a very cynical old git.
If only the BBC would have the balls to transmit it in full in the lead up to Xmas
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 08:07
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that was a very powerful campaign reel.

Having lost a few close friends in the past to DD/DUI/DWI drivers (all 8 of them were sober and were the consequences of the actions of others) it's an issue that needs to be graphic.

A close friend of mine died in the most horrific accident at aged 20, she was a passenger in a car and by chance two friends of mine and hers were passing the accident and stopped to assist, holding her brain in her skull until the emergency services arrived.

As she lived two houses away, I was with her family shortly after the news was broken, and the devastation to a family of losing a child and sister is something that only a parent could ever understand.

drink and drive ? no thanks. anyone who does deserves all they get.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 08:20
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I am sitting here cuddling my 4 week old son with tears rolling down my cheeks after watching that video.

How precious life is.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 21st Dec 2009, 08:29
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If only the BBC would have the balls to transmit it in full in the lead up to Xmas

I think there have been quite a few similar campaign ads in the UK and Ireland. I remember this one very well.
YouTube - Incidenti e Sicurezza stradale(in irlanda)
The one on texting while driving was pretty explicit too. On the continent we don't have this.
YouTube - PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad [HD]
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I for one have copied that to ensure that the recently turned 13 yr old will have some worthwhile footage to see in the not too distant but very scary future......

Interestingly I saw some company literature from a long & well established Hong Kong based Airline back in the early - mid 1990's. Specifically it related to 'CRM', and how to apply the principle to home life......

Now I may have read it wrong, but my first language is English, so I don't think so...Essentially I'll never forget a situation posed in this particular 'CRM' manual..and it stated basically...

"You are unhappy that your eldest child borrowed the family car and parked it across the driveway, thus you were unable to leave the following morning as you were parked in."

Yet when said Son replies "You regularly drive home from the pub and park the car erratically" CRM asks how do you reply??

Well...How do you reply? ???

I was a little mortified actually that such a question should even exist...but it does go to show that in certain circles......
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 12:14
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When my children moved up to secondary school we were invited to attend a briefing about 'drugs'.
I was somewhat disappointed that there was no mention of cannabis or any of the more pernicious substances, but, instead, the discussion centred on the prevalence of alcohol.

Later, I asked my son whether he knew anyone who took drugs, and received the reply that he did - us - his parents! He pointed out that we both partook of alcohol and coffee.

As far as I know, neither child (now adults) ever 'took drugs' (at least not my interpretation of the term) though both went through a phase of consuming alcohol (my son not until he went to university when he undoubtedly over-indulged whilst my daughter has been a steady social drinker since her teenage years).

To be fair, my son (and his peers) were more stringent about not driving after drinking and always nominated a 'non-drinking' driver whenever they went out.
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I beg to differ, I find the ads to be quite effective. Certainly slowed me down having seen the one above.

The last few ads are the NSW ones. You can tell which ones they are, they're the weak ones. Against speeding, despite none of the videos actually showing speeding, but burnouts and the like instead. I think most of the others are from Ireland (?)

Certainly I can see how being bombarded with this regularly might desensitise you to it, but it makes me think every time I watch them, and it's stopped me from doing stupid things. Those TAC ones have made me take keys off drunk mates too, so it's not completely ineffective.
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Old 21st Dec 2009, 12:35
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I beg to differ, I find the ads to be quite effective. Certainly slowed me down having seen the one above.
+1. It's not only the 18 y old kids who kill or get killed. Plenty of 40+ folks drink too much and take place behind the wheel. That part of the audience/population will think twice. Even if a campaign like this only saves a few lives than it is worth the trouble and money (imo).
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