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Drink and Drive, a call to arms?

By johnboy - 5 June 2012 59

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Jacqui’s asking questions about the Drink & Drive sign on Barry Drive.

now maybe it’s only me that thinks this but every time i drive past this I think that it is a form of encouragement to ‘drink and drive’.

surely it should be DON’T DRINK & DRIVE, ITS A CRIME

not

DRINK & DRIVE, ITS A CRIME [! go for it..]

On Barry Drive near the Uni heading into town.

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Evil_Kitten 4:25 pm 12 Jun 12

I’d just like to share the message for today via the one at Woden:

A GREAT DRIVING CHOICE!

DRINK OR DRIVE!

Evil_Kitten 9:02 pm 06 Jun 12

poetix said :

Once, one a motorbike trip to Queensland, we went past a marked SAFETY RAMP designed to help stop trucks that lose their brakes. On the steep bare dirt ramp I saw an Asian family who had unpacked a picnic lunch with a basket and blanket and thermos and all. I was only pillion, and my husband didn’t notice, so we did not stop to tell them that this was not a good idea. Only later did it occur to me how SAFETY RAMP might have sounded like the ideal, officially designated place to have a picnic. I scanned the paper the next day and there was no story about a flattened family.

In NZ they are called “Runaway Vehicle Ramp”. Much more appropriately named I think! And funnier sounding.

wildturkeycanoe 8:40 pm 06 Jun 12

Mav said :

Of all the road safety signs I have seen in my life, and there have been a lot, I think the ones that started in country S.A. get the point across extremely well and from the behaviour of some Canberra drivers they would be well suited to being used here. These are the links to images of the signs:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6021/5980685893_321082377e_b.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6148/5981244450_3cd013090c_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7343253656_d81e0f2eb0_b.jpg

I think the last one is my favourite one.

Looking at the first two I couldn’t figure out what is wrong with being a rooster or a door handle. The third one stumped me for a while, “w” hook??

poetix 7:57 pm 06 Jun 12

Once, one a motorbike trip to Queensland, we went past a marked SAFETY RAMP designed to help stop trucks that lose their brakes. On the steep bare dirt ramp I saw an Asian family who had unpacked a picnic lunch with a basket and blanket and thermos and all. I was only pillion, and my husband didn’t notice, so we did not stop to tell them that this was not a good idea. Only later did it occur to me how SAFETY RAMP might have sounded like the ideal, officially designated place to have a picnic. I scanned the paper the next day and there was no story about a flattened family.

troutfisher 7:36 pm 06 Jun 12

My favorite is on the Clyde mountain, “FALLING ROCKS DO NOT STOP”……… they do eventually

Evil_Kitten 6:34 pm 06 Jun 12

I-filed said :

This has reminded me to go and revisit the Legend “ghost chips” NZ drink driving ad on Youtube! Still good.

Best ad ever!

PUZZLE TIME!

I-filed 5:59 pm 06 Jun 12

Evil_Kitten said :

I passed one today near Woden that flashed “Be someone’s hero” and then “Don’t drink and drive”. Strange.

Hero how? Because you drive their drunk ass home and save them a taxi fare? Because they were able to endure a nightclub of drunk idiots while staying sober? That’s about the only heroic scenarios I can think of!

This has reminded me to go and revisit the Legend “ghost chips” NZ drink driving ad on Youtube! Still good.

Evil_Kitten 5:40 pm 06 Jun 12

I passed one today near Woden that flashed “Be someone’s hero” and then “Don’t drink and drive”. Strange.

Hero how? Because you drive their drunk ass home and save them a taxi fare? Because they were able to endure a nightclub of drunk idiots while staying sober? That’s about the only heroic scenarios I can think of!

wildturkeycanoe 5:19 pm 06 Jun 12

p1 said :

AgentK said :

I look forward to the day when the signs can promote public transport as an alternative !

Drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous! Drinking and Catching Action Buses is fun!

Yes, but the bus driver can deny you entry if they think you’ve had too much. Then what do you do? Walk?

SnapperJack 5:00 pm 06 Jun 12

“Thank You For Not Speeding”. Reminds me of the sign I saw in a shop when I was a kid which said “Thank you for not smoking” and the puffing mum telling her kid “No, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to smoke, just that they think you shouldn’t”. Things have changed since then.

gazket 4:27 pm 06 Jun 12

I like the Speed and Alcohol Dead Ahead signs but I never see a roadside vendor selling any

poetix 4:08 pm 06 Jun 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Don’t drink drive.

It’s a laundry detergent.

Excellent…

Or it could be an announcement about the wonders of golf.

Holden Caulfield 3:15 pm 06 Jun 12

Don’t drink drive.

It’s a laundry detergent.

00davist 2:25 pm 06 Jun 12

I’ve always been fond of the “People Die on ACT Roads” signs, to me it reads as some sort of morbid threat.

I imagine somone in the bushes with a couple of guns, deciding which people will die on ACT roads next!

p1 1:53 pm 06 Jun 12

AgentK said :

I look forward to the day when the signs can promote public transport as an alternative !

Drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous! Drinking and Catching Action Buses is fun!

Dilandach 1:41 pm 06 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

vg said :

Dilandach said :

A little better than that stupid ass sign that’s on parkes way. “Drink and Drive die in a ditch”

Like its been written by a drunk 4 year old.

Unless you’ve attended an accident where a drunk driver died in a ditch after an accident.

“Stupid ass”…..says it all really

Yes, because Canberra roads are often plagued with the car wrecks of drunk drivers falling into the dark abysses on the side of the roads. Oh won’t somebody think of the poor car enthusiasts driving rare white commodores.

The sign as corrected by someone else is “Drink and Drive die in a ditch.” which should really read “If you Drink and Drive and you’ll die in a ditch” but apparently ignoring basic grammar is ‘edgy’. I guess its easier to fingerpaint something to fit on a sign rather than actually put thought into it.

In my rush to post inbetween doing things, I should have read what I wrote. I meant “If you drink and drive, you’ll die in a ditch.”

Watson 1:38 pm 06 Jun 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

I have never been able to lane one form, can someone show me how? I also don’t like “Caution slow down pedestrian traffic” at zebra crossing. It takes the retirement village residents long enough to cross already.

lol

At our favourite camping grounds there are signs saying: “Slow children playing”. Always prompts lots of jokes about obese kids and the need to prompt them to run a bit faster.

Dilandach 1:18 pm 06 Jun 12

vg said :

Dilandach said :

A little better than that stupid ass sign that’s on parkes way. “Drink and Drive die in a ditch”

Like its been written by a drunk 4 year old.

Unless you’ve attended an accident where a drunk driver died in a ditch after an accident.

“Stupid ass”…..says it all really

Yes, because Canberra roads are often plagued with the car wrecks of drunk drivers falling into the dark abysses on the side of the roads. Oh won’t somebody think of the poor car enthusiasts driving rare white commodores.

The sign as corrected by someone else is “Drink and Drive die in a ditch.” which should really read “If you Drink and Drive and you’ll die in a ditch” but apparently ignoring basic grammar is ‘edgy’. I guess its easier to fingerpaint something to fit on a sign rather than actually put thought into it.

mossrocket 11:57 am 06 Jun 12

“Drink and Drive, It’s so Sick” was the original sign idea

Crime is the new “Sick”…

That’s totally crime, dude…

(dude is the the new(old?) ‘bra’)

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