ACT Govt wants to produce its own road safety ads

Primal 15 May 2009 43

The ABC reports that Comrade Stanhope would like the Territory to start producing its own localised road safety ads, despite their cost.

Given that this is the same government that delivered us “Drive N Text UB Next”, what scenarios do rioters think would make for a good Canberra-centric road safety ad?


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Reprobate Reprobate 4:25 pm 15 May 09

I’d like to see:

Help the ACT Budget – keep speeding.

Or

Keep your eye on the speedo – so you won’t notice how much we’ve run this place down.

But we’ll probably see:

Speeding is very very bad for you and probably harms our planet, doesn’t give you enough time to appreciate our public artwork, and Think Of The Children!!!

Sgt.Bungers Sgt.Bungers 4:35 pm 15 May 09

Two identical cars, both traveling at 60 side by side. Driver A happens to be driving proactively, and notices a large truck approaching from the side of the road, well before the truck actually enters the road. Realising the truck isn’t stopping, driver A hits the brakes 30 metres before the point that the truck is entering the road… pulling up nicely with a few metres to spare. Driver B, paying passive attention to the task at hand… fiddling with the radio… chatting on the phone… first spots the truck as it enters the road, takes the estimated 2 seconds to react… goes to hit the brakes but runs underneath the truck at 60km/h, taking the top of the car off.

Then some sombre bloke then has to say “paying proper attention to the road up there… can mean not crashing down here…”

Then a message at the bottom of the screen “obeying the speed limit, not the only thing you need to do to be a safe driver” as driver B’s remains are extracted from the car in the background.

Qbn Gal Qbn Gal 4:43 pm 15 May 09

I’d rather see them spend that money on putting more police on the roads and catching the idiots.

ant ant 4:57 pm 15 May 09

Yep. Most, maybe all, people know the road rules perfectly well, as you’ll see when a marked cop car hoves into view. Suddenly they hit the anchors, stop tailgating, start indicating etc etc.

However, I expect that “road safety” just means speeding.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 4:59 pm 15 May 09

Hopefully we’ll get some very cool signs that we can laugh at.

poptop poptop 5:04 pm 15 May 09

I’ll support them, provided Minister Hargreaves is the posterboy.

The Minister weaves toward the camera, carkeys in hand and says “If you drink and drive, you’re a bloody idiot.”

Thumper Thumper 7:49 pm 15 May 09

Ummm. why?

vg vg 7:55 pm 15 May 09

Give the AFP Accident Squad a video camera for 6 months and show unedited footage of what real prangs actually look like.

Wouldn’t cost much, might open a few people’s eyes

harvyk1 harvyk1 7:57 pm 15 May 09

Got a better one for you Sgt.Bungers

Two identical cars, both traveling at 60 side by side. Driver A happens to be driving proactively, and notices a large truck approaching from the side of the road, well before the truck actually enters the road. Realising the truck isn’t stopping, driver A hits the brakes 30 metres before the point that the truck is entering the road… pulling up nicely with a few metres to spare. Driver B, giving full attention to the speedo to ensure they don’t go over fails to spot the truck as it enters the road, which at that point in time is to late to react appropriately…

Then some sombre bloke then has to say “paying proper attention to the road up there… can mean not crashing down here…”

Then a message at the bottom of the screen “obeying the speed limit, not the only thing you need to do to be a safe driver” as driver B’s remains are extracted from the car in the background.

TAD TAD 9:30 pm 15 May 09

A/Supt Darryl Neit and members of his team simply standing in front of mangled vehicles at the police property office yard overlaid with the sound of the metallic screech and clnk of another body being lodged in the mortuary fridge.

Sorry, I’ve seen it too many times for not finding a lot of humour in this.

bd84 bd84 9:48 pm 15 May 09

There have been many many “road safety” ads over the years. The impact on the road toll or traffic offenses? none.

Deckard Deckard 10:08 pm 15 May 09

The best ad I’ve seen is the one where it looks like it’s an ad for a new holden ute. The guy’s hooning along listening to Powederfinger, overtakes a truck on a blind corner only to find another car coming the other way. The guy lives to see the lives he’s ruined in the other car.

The other good one was the where the driver of a van, with family, falls asleep in the wheel and drifts in to the path of an oncoming truck.

They always made me think about my driving.

So I think shock is the best tactic. Only problem is that after seeing the ad a few times the shock value disappears.

bigred bigred 10:47 pm 15 May 09

How about a Stateline doco showing “a day in the life of Acting Super Neit”. He seems to be a bit of an icon around this town and a decent guy.

ant ant 11:07 pm 15 May 09

SuperNeit, despite having a funny voice, at least says things and doesn’t just parrot some bland press release. When that clown smashed his car into a tree recently (in Mawson? Or Chisholm? can’t remember) SuperNeit pointed out that it wasn’t the road’s fault, the road didn’t do anything, it was the driver driving stupidly.

bigred bigred 11:40 pm 15 May 09

Saw Acting Super Neit, during a total fire ban, pull up next to some dude at the lights and tell him to pick up the ciggie butt he had just discarded onto the roadway. He is a hero, funny voice nad all.

TAD TAD 3:51 am 16 May 09

In hindsight, perhaps a better idea for Daz to stand next to the cars rather than in front so that you could see them.

vg vg 8:08 am 16 May 09

bigred said :

How about a Stateline doco showing “a day in the life of Acting Super Neit”. He seems to be a bit of an icon around this town and a decent guy.

He is. There is nigh on no one in this town outside of the medical field who has seen as much death as he has in the last 10 years. From Grandmas to babies. Probably the highest authority on just how stupid people in this town can be in cars

Ags Ags 9:19 am 16 May 09

My mum has never had an accident in over 40yrs of driving. Does this make her a good driver? You would think so, but its only because she never drives over 60kph. She is hesitant and slow in her decision making and takes at least 2 attempts before parking.

I have been in the car with her and cringed at some of the things I have witnessed. Her fart ass approach to driving frustrates me and other drivers. You know the people that approach a give way sign and have ample time to get across if they didn’t have their head up thier ass, or the ones who go around the carpark at 10km/ph and constantly stop and fart ass around.

As post #2 said being proactive and aware of your surroundings makes you a good driver not the speed you do it.

How to use a roundabout and indicate correctly would make a great ad.

Deckard Deckard 9:23 am 16 May 09

Ags said :

How to use a roundabout and indicate correctly would make a great ad.

A great idea!! I reckon I’ve seen someone indicating left to go straight on at least once a day for the last few weeks. What the hell is going on??

ant ant 10:25 am 16 May 09

I think I’ve worked out what so many people appear to think about roundabouts and indicating.

Essentially, they believe that while you are on a roundabout, you should have your right indicator on, regardless of where you actually intend to go.

And these people are also allowed to breed, and vote.

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