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Date: 02/25/09 12:18 PM

64 Responses to Haunting English Road Safety Advert

  1. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    Link: Haunting English Road Safety Advert - Kill your speed, or live with it.
  2. Profile photo of darthzew
    darthzew Male 18-29
    201 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    I will never speed again.
  3. Profile photo of Swuzler
    Swuzler Male 18-29
    124 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    Wow that`s really dark.
  4. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    Thats horrid!
  5. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    I relaly hate this advert. Really hate it.

    Simply because it is SO good and effective.

  6. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    That`s... Really dark...

    Umm, another thing... The kids eyes are almost creepier than the message, did anyone else notice that?

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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    "I see dead people"
  8. Profile photo of 1williamsg
    1williamsg Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    that`s a very clever advert
    if i get round to learning to drive i will make sure i don`t go over the limit
  9. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    The version of this they did for the radio is scarier.
  10. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    And yet they keep advertising by showcasing how fast the cars they sell can go.

    "Dont blame us for forcing you to go to work everyday in rocket cars... blame yourself for being tempted to use the speed that we deliberatly offered you when you purchased that car. It`s totally not our fault you`re irresponsible... what do you mean by restrict the speed limit directly at the production level?"

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    Fatum Male 30-39
    66 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Great add. I hope I will never have to live with such a weight.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    oh cool i just saw this advert fo realz on the tv. Thats one thing that great about the UK. We take road safety seriously. But there`s been worse/better adverts. Ireland has pretty bad one too.
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    Ziggyzaggy Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    THAT is effective advertising.
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    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Road safety is over the top in England... Only place where I`m allowed to go over 50mph, anywhere near me, is if I drive off a cliff. But I have to be careful about landing on double yellow lines.
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    This is slightly different.. its road safety rather than driving speed. But for me, this is one of the best they have done..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abADGGXi0...

    I heard rumours that it was real, and his parents wanted it shown... I wonder though whether that was also part of the ad campaign.

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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    I hope I run over a group of naked super models, pure awesome-ness to see them lying around everywhere I went!
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    papasmurfe Male 18-29
    323 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    i like sarah`s better, but this one is pretty disturbing, reminds me of the grudge baby.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Dude, that`s creepy.
  19. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    That`s a pretty good commercial.

    ...problem is, I think a lot of us aren`t capable of feeling that kind of guilt for that long, worse yet, anticipating it.

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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Gingers have no soul.
  21. Profile photo of Siora
    Siora Male 18-29
    221 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    "Gingers have no soul."

    LOL i was about to make a ginger comment.

  22. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    Ugh... pretty damn disturbing, but like with the child abuse commercial a couple weeks ago, it gets it`s message across loud and clear.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    hmm...well, just do what you do with any respawning corpse there...loot it!
  24. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    now, i must drive the speed limit.
  25. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    Horrifying, but really effective concept.

    And if they`re really as strict about safety as y`all say, I need to move to England.
    People are careless here. I get jumpy around 40 mph, and where I live, you have to take the freeway to get pretty much anywhere.
    *shudders*

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    cool110 Male 13-17
    49 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    there also the seatbelt one
  27. Profile photo of wildde
    wildde Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    if it was a halo fan, he would teebag him... and he would be 12 also.
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    I don`t speed but for the love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches - I will never!

    @ cool110 - that video was so damn horrid! I am SO freaking glad I always wear my seatbelt.

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    neveryours Female 13-17
    1269 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    man, that was disturbing...
    guess these adverts should be huh?
    it gave me chills
  30. Profile photo of Aadam
    Aadam Male 18-29
    186 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    Its a good advert for hitting home the message, but one thing that annoys me when these are posted on here...they are not ENGLISH! they are British! Im not having a go, i just dont understand why people assume that Britain/UK and England are the same thing! MAybe its because im Scottish, and maybe because one day an American tourist came up to me at my work and asked me "so, exactly where in England is Scotland then?" ...anyhoo, yeah! lol. rant over :) one that still stays with me is the one where the kid is playing in garden and a car smashed through the fence...almost made me not want to learn to drive! now though, been going 2 and a half years and no crashes! :D
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    VV lol aadam, that`s a great quote.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    "so, exactly where in England is Scotland then?"

    really? wtf? thats ninth grade geography. i find that disturbing in and of itself. as for the advert... that was creepy. and so was cool110`s vid. buuuuhhhhhh. i feel a bit ill now.

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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Hey, I`ve once told a guy (American) that I`m from Finland, and he said "Really! Isn`t that in Asia?". And furthermore, I see this add all the time. It`s really, really effective.
  34. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Just watched the seatbelt vid.

    The States need to start making PSAs like this. Super, super effective stuff.

  35. Profile photo of Aadam
    Aadam Male 18-29
    186 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    here is a compilation, they all are genuine btw, no fakes or spoofs or that, i can vouch that i have seen them all on tv at some point or another, opinions?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP3NWJq4o...

  36. Profile photo of dirty_blue
    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    I don`t watch T.V these days, so 1st time I`ve seen this, got to be most effective `Think` advert yet...

    >SarahJ86- I live in the Midlands and did see that advert on TV. Real footage I believe....

    ...GROOGLES aviatar would be good for a `don`t smoke` campaign on cig packets!!!

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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    Pretty good ad.
  38. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    Eeeeeyikes...

    I was like...I see Dead People, and I`m the one who killed em!

  39. Profile photo of moomana
    moomana Male 18-29
    24 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    One like me has to wonder... Was this really an `accident`
  40. Profile photo of maxxb117
    maxxb117 Male 18-29
    387 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    I actually laughed for the whole 40 seconds... am I an evil person? D:
  41. Profile photo of dirty_blue
    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    ...maxxb117... you`re proper twisted mate!

    ...I gotta watch it again now to see why you found it funny!!!...

  42. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    "I actually laughed for the whole 40 seconds... am I an evil person? D:"

    No.

    You`re a teenager.

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    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    So...he ran over a crash test dummy during his driver`s license test years back...am I correct?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    Man, this one would be a good horror movie advert...
  45. Profile photo of JumpRope
    JumpRope Male 18-29
    170 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 12:07 am
    clean up in isle 9....
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 12:38 am
    British people are getting scarier then azns
  47. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 1:37 am
    je scream, why would there be a CTDummy any where around on his driving test?!

    Oh fillermorte, you`re sooo funny!! You say that and then I looked at your photo, you`re being Ironic right?!

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 4:01 am
    Aadam you have to remember that England is a far more populated and globally dominant place. If your a successful businessman then you will have probably visited London at some point.

    All I`m saying is that if you were born and lived elsewhere you`d probably be asking the same question.

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    RedBrother Male 18-29
    134 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 4:25 am
    they should send people who kill to prison imo
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 4:47 am
    It is a good advert. For those wondering why he`s not in prison; perhaps the implication is that he`s served time for the accident, and this is years and years later, which makes it all the more haunting; perhaps ten years after the accident, he`s still tormented by it. Also notice him riding the bus; he`s either still banned from driving, or too traumatised to get behind the wheel. People here are correct; it gives its message well.

    @jimbobsthebe, the issue isn`t so much the other countries in the UK being forgotten. It`s more the insult of being so ignorant about such a basic fact about a nation so important to America`s history, so closely-linked to America`s culture, and so stout an ally and close friend (though less so recently with who you`ve had in charge not long ago).

    It`s like putting the wrong name on your mother`s birthday card, or calling your best friend Steve when his name is Frank.

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    bungled Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2009 at 4:57 am
    friggin brilliant !!!!!!!
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    AGit Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2009 at 6:46 am
    It`d be more effective if the kid started taunting him, but just lying there he looks like a slightly uncomfortable draught excluder...
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    Swisskid10 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2009 at 8:31 am
    Agit that`s what I think everytime the Ad comes on. I just sit there thinking why is he carrying that corpse around and using it as a draught excluder.:)
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 10:06 am
    so this is what you get for running down ginger kids? I CANT WAIT TO DRIVE!
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 10:48 am
    haha i always liked the way the guys seem to be using the dead kid as a goal post for the footy.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 11:16 am
    our government really does love graphic and moving road safety adverts. Like the one where you go inside the guy`s body and watch his broken rib perforate his ventricle. Rough.
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    February 26, 2009 at 11:39 am
    There was some other one where they had this mangled little girl in the middle of the road, telling us what happened when we hit her at 40. Then she slid backward until she was off the road and all her bones fused together and it went "It`s 30 for a reason" or something like that...
    stupid road safety adverts.
  58. Profile photo of chillimac
    chillimac Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    dead kids are funny
  59. Profile photo of Aligirl964
    Aligirl964 Female 13-17
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    February 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    that looked liked a cheesy horror movie that had little plotXD
  60. Profile photo of minnie00
    minnie00 Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    The other one by Think is wayy worse...it`s called Three Strikes or something on YouTube
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    polkafromny Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    this is too sad
  62. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2009 at 1:15 am
    gives me shivvers everytime even on the radio lol
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    cahalla Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2009 at 10:34 am
    thats sad
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    cahalla Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am
    OMG Minnie- I just watched it.. its called think seatbelts three strikes... OMG OMG OMG

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