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Bearcat99
08-19-2010, 09:26 PM
Beware... this public safety video is graphic.. and should be shown to as many people as you can.. especially young drivers.. who think they will live forever.

Texting while driving (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/5767713/15104361)

DrHerb
08-19-2010, 10:22 PM
Screw the "oh my god, this commercial is too graphic for tv" EVERYONE who drives much watch this

stalkervision
08-19-2010, 11:14 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Beware... this public safety video is graphic.. and should be shown to as many people as you can.. especially young drivers.. who think they will live forever.

Texting while driving (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/5767713/15104361)

Thanks for posting this B/C A car isn't a personal plaything and never was.

texting and driving is absolutely stupid ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

ROXunreal
08-20-2010, 03:40 AM
I'm not a fan of scare tactics, but it's for a good cause and yes, people should see this.

I saw this video many months ago and thought that it was too slow and detailed. A crash happens in a fraction of a second, in stead of all the slow motion stuff maybe they should have just made the crash scene itself very fast (like in one of our commercials, where I just went woah wtf!) and focused more on the immediate and later consequences.

Just thinking out loud.

Zeus-cat
08-20-2010, 05:50 AM
I thought it was very well done.

Jediteo
08-20-2010, 06:10 AM
Hmm, and here I thought the film was about texting pointless things and people getting punished for their poor grammar when communicating via the written word...

I agree, most people approach driving with an extremely aloof attitude. Good film. In my second year of high school the ministry of transport did an exhibition in our school, wherein they displayed several less that appealing pictures such as motorcyclists getting clobbered by a light post.

danjama
08-20-2010, 06:21 AM
It's what happens when you let dumb, inconsiderate people in charge of fast moving, complicated machines.

Mr_Zooly
08-20-2010, 06:50 AM
Saw this a while ago, pretty stupid people need to see this as........oh..wait...they really won't give a damn as they be STUPID!
A few years ago not to far from where I live a young woman was killed in a car crash due to not wearing her seatbelt, not really a sad story as she had points on her licence and multiple fines for not wearing it many many times before. This I believe proves Darwin's theory that the stupid will always find ways of removing themselves from the gene pool.

Plunkertx
08-20-2010, 07:45 AM
Nice, blaming the other people, eh? I know how you all drive! :0P

Anyways, we can all be aware and be the best driver, but it won't matter if the other guy is texting and doesn't see you....

danjama
08-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
This I believe proves Darwin's theory that the stupid will always find ways of removing themselves from the gene pool.

Oh, please tell me WHEN this will catch up with England!?

PhantomKira
08-20-2010, 09:44 AM
It has returned! Nice find, though I wonder if it does much good.

I wonder how they managed the 90 degree broken neck on that actress?

Always gotta watch out for and not trust the idiots on the road. I have learned and re-learned this several times, unfortunately once at my expense.

Messaschnitzel
08-20-2010, 11:36 AM
Good reminder!

In California, every once in a while the CHP will have a couple of days where they will ticket folks who insist on using their phones to talk or text while driving:

Hundreds of drivers ticketed for cell-phone use (http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_15831418)

What is really stupid is that the powers that be won't raise the fine to something really substantial to make the scofflaws think twice before using the phone:

California plan to double fines is dead (http://handsfreeinfo.com/california-plan-to-double-fines-dies)

If they would raise the fine to say, $1,000 and post it ever once in a while along the road, I'll bet that any tendency to use the phone while driving would cause a lot of folks to at least move to a hands free system. The feds and the states had no problem with raising the fine for littering along the freeways to $1,000 per incident, so why not cell phone usage while driving? If folks insist on multitasking behind the wheel, again, why not compromise with a hands free unit for conversations and skip the texting?

Another thing: I never understood the texting phenomenon, where instead of having an actual conversation or leaving a voice message that in my opinion would be easier and quicker to do, folks will have an ongoing, back and forth 'conversation' typing on a miniscule keyboard and have to continually punch keys to get to the correct letter, number, punctuation, etc. No wonder they get distracted, continually having to keep looking up and down between the road and phone. I don't know if others here have done this, but I can pretty much tell when someone driving alone is either having a conversation or texting, because their car will slow down and start to drift back and forth in the lane. When the drifting is really bad, I'll move around them, look over, and there they are looking down and busy tapping the keypad with they thumb.

Bremspropeller
08-20-2010, 11:55 AM
This I believe proves Darwin's theory that the stupid will always find ways of removing themselves from the gene pool.


The problem with these aržecracks is, that they're taking others with them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
08-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">This I believe proves Darwin's theory that the stupid will always find ways of removing themselves from the gene pool.


The problem with these aržecracks is, that they're taking others with them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I treat the road as a active battleground where many of the other drivers are out to kill you. Seems to *touch wood* work in my favour as I've been able to anticipate and avoid some potentially nasty situations. I'm not a perfect driver but I aspire to at least be a very effective one.

Not sure how you can even think about texting and driving. I can't even text and walk properly. I did that once... it was "safe" as in it was a pedestrian only area but I nearly walked into a couple of poles and a few people. Now I just find somewhere to sit or lean if I HAVE to send a text.

Bremspropeller
08-20-2010, 12:25 PM
Exactly the same here, Ice! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

b2spirita
08-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Reminds me of this...

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Monty_Thrud
08-20-2010, 01:02 PM
These shock-verts are fine till they stop running them, then it's back to normal afterwards. I remember the "Think Bike" ads and double check at junction ads for bikes, they work, i noticed many people doing this, soon as they stopped the ad...same as it ever was.

Personally i feel that ad isn't strong enough,maybe showing disfigured youngsters talking about the accident years later in their lives and the guilty conscience thats troubled them for years of those also disfigured or killed.

It's a war out there.

Bearcat99
08-20-2010, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by ROXunreal:
I'm not a fan of scare tactics, but it's for a good cause and yes, people should see this.

I saw this video many months ago and thought that it was too slow and detailed. A crash happens in a fraction of a second, in stead of all the slow motion stuff maybe they should have just made the crash scene itself very fast (like in one of our commercials, where I just went woah wtf!) and focused more on the immediate and later consequences.

Just thinking out loud.

The funny thing about crashes is that even while they happen in a fraction of a second.. it all seems like slow motion.. I have been in two serious crashes in my life.. one was a head on at @45... and to this day I can see the back seat coming up to the passenger seat.. I can see each of the 3 times my head hit the steering wheel and the floor rushing up.. I can see the bits of glass and stuff from the car in the air.. and some of the stuff that was in the trunk flying past me.. and all that was in a fraction of a second..

stalkervision
08-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ROXunreal:
I'm not a fan of scare tactics, but it's for a good cause and yes, people should see this.

I saw this video many months ago and thought that it was too slow and detailed. A crash happens in a fraction of a second, in stead of all the slow motion stuff maybe they should have just made the crash scene itself very fast (like in one of our commercials, where I just went woah wtf!) and focused more on the immediate and later consequences.

Just thinking out loud.

The funny thing about crashes is that even while they happen in a fraction of a second.. it all seems like slow motion.. I have been in two serious crashes in my life.. one was a head on at @45... and to this day I can see the back seat coming up to the passenger seat.. I can see each of the 3 times my head hit the steering wheel and the floor rushing up.. I can see the bits of glass and stuff from the car in the air.. and some of the stuff that was in the trunk flying past me.. and all that was in a fraction of a second.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

that is SO true. Time almost stops in a crash. It makes you realize how time is truly relevant to the observers framework.

I spun out my wifes old Zypher on a black ice road. I remember thinking she was going to kill me if I damaged her car. I wasn't even thinking of my own self. LOL!

I would rather faced the crash then her scorn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


I remember spinning around and around and around out of control which seemed to take minutes. First i would see one scene in front of me and then another which seemed to last so long I could see perfectly clearly many details of the scenery While doing this flat spin. I happened to spy a nice big snow bank and magically the car seemed to head for it. How I don't know whatsoever.

well I landed in that snow bank and on further inspection of the car once I got my senses back it was no worse for wear.

Of all the objects I could have hit I hit this soft little snow bank.

There was another car coming in toward me who I watched stop while I turned myself into a Flying Frizbee.

I bet to him this accident happened in a blink of an eye.

It didn't to me.

Bremspropeller
08-20-2010, 04:32 PM
Personally i feel that ad isn't strong enough,maybe showing disfigured youngsters talking about the accident years later in their lives and the guilty conscience thats troubled them for years of those also disfigured or killed.

It's a war out there.


I think people would change their thoughts on speeding or acting stupid in traffic if they had to serve at the emegency station in hospital on weekends once a month.

Tooz_69GIAP
08-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Sent the link to a good friend of mine. He has a tendency to drive like a mad thing, and often uses his phone in the car. As I'm disabled he drives me places quite often, and I always tell him to turn his phone off, or wait til we stop when he makes a call or wants to send a text. I get very nervous when we're driving through London and his phone goes off coz his immediate reaction is to prioritise the phone rather than making sure he's driving safely. It just doesn't seem to dawn on him how dangerous it can be.

x6BL_Brando
08-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
Sent the link to a good friend of mine. He has a tendency to drive like a mad thing, and often uses his phone in the car. As I'm disabled he drives me places quite often, and I always tell him to turn his phone off, or wait til we stop when he makes a call or wants to send a text. I get very nervous when we're driving through London and his phone goes off coz his immediate reaction is to prioritise the phone rather than making sure he's driving safely. It just doesn't seem to dawn on him how dangerous it can be.

I agree with your observation. It kind of puts the Darwin stuff into perspective, in that the stupid ones more often than not get away relatively unscathed compared to their passengers or the other motorists and/ or pedestrians that they take out.
I'm biased of course - having been taken out by an inattentive moron who was knowingly in the wrong place on the road. He got a broken toe; I lost my right arm and fractured my spine. I guess that's the message that really needs sending - that being a nice guy, or super cool, or chilled out, or whatever, doesn't make you invulnerable. Their is no kind of justice, Darwinian or otherwise, in road accidents. Sh1t happens, and somebody gets screwed up.

PhantomKira
08-20-2010, 07:59 PM
I have the opposite effect. On the rare (and I mean rare) occasions when I am ordered to take a cell phone along in the car, I've been known to get so p*ssed off at it that I throw it across the car when it rings. It works, in theory. Then I rediscover the problem. Now I have a distraction on the other side of the car beyond reach where I can't do anything about it. ARRRGH!

"Hey! I'm busy driving! Leave me the F*** alone!" is what I would scream at the individual who calls if I could. It's always the same individual who demanded I take the stupid thing along in the first place.

Priorities. You, caller, are not one of them. I'm a bit busy trying to keep myself alive here, thank you.

Badsight-
08-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
texting and driving is absolutely stupid ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif its unfortunant , but we have to legislate for the lowest commen denominator

i do see a risk differance between talking & driving , & texting & driving. the former being less risky than the latter

Badsight-
08-20-2010, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
I think people would change their thoughts on speeding or acting stupid in traffic if they had to serve at the emegency station in hospital on weekends once a month.
i had to do something similer when i got my bike license . i ended up riding around as fast as i could go a lot of the time

no you can explain the severity , but it takes going thru a crash yourself to realise how vulnerable a seated car passenger is

the trouble is that people drive everyday . its just a routine thing to be taken for granted

human nature wont change because of tv ad's . car crashes are always going to be happening as long as humans are allowed to drive

Monty_Thrud
08-21-2010, 04:09 AM
I think people would change their thoughts on speeding or acting stupid in traffic if they had to serve at the emegency station in hospital on weekends once a month.


Totally agree. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And on another but similar note...


I've heard of this for some time now but it seems it's becoming more popular...

Crash for cash (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11044315)

The mind bogles.

Skunk_438RCAF
08-21-2010, 09:31 AM
Its been a while since I've watched any sort of tv, but I remember the Mythbusters doing a comparison between the attention spans of a drunk driver and a driver using his cellphone.

The end results were pretty scary if you think about it, that a driver talking on his cell is just as dangerous as a drunk one. I can imagine how much more dangerous this gets when texting, as not only do you have a decreased awareness of the road and your driving, but you actually have to momentarily take your eyes off the road, thus for minute amounts of time you have NO attention whatsoever.

And this is another commercial that strikes the heart, especially for the parents of young children like me:
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knightflyte
08-21-2010, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:

And on another but similar note...


I've heard of this for some time now but it seems it's becoming more popular...

Crash for cash (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11044315)

The mind boggles.


This was a huge problem north of Boston a few years back. There were several variations. The more common was for insurance fraud, while the another one was used as a ruse to get people to exchange papers upon the accident. The unsuspecting motorist was then robbed.

Several of the complainants were actually seriously hurt while attempting insurance fraud. Serves 'em right.


As you say the mind boggles.


This is a mish-mash of several Aussie public service announcements designed to give several important reminders of the responsibility of driving and the consequences of not doing so.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...nyNo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1sQTPMnyNo&feature=related)


I'm not crazy about the music video presentation, but I still think it's pretty powerful if one takes a minute to understand the context.


BC. I've had that video you posted in my favorites just to show my almost 16 year old niece before she gets her license. I showed it to my sister and she said, 'Yeah, P needs to see this.'

It may not work on everyone. The proportion of people who heed it might even be minuscule, but if it keeps one from texting while driving it's enough. The life saved may be yours, mine, or someone we love dearly.

I_KG100_Prien
08-21-2010, 12:30 PM
Knightflyte posted the vid I was going to share with the crowd.

The unfortunate side of it is, at least in my eyes, is the folks that these videos are designed to dissuade aren't going to get the message. A lot of folks live under the illusion that "It won't happen to me, it's always someone else.. I'm invincible."

I recall a couple of the "shock factor" safety videos that were presented when I took drivers education in High School. Didn't really phase any of us, and in fact I think most wanted to see them merely because they were shocking. I don't know how much of an effect they really had in the attempt to make us "safe" drivers.

I think the defining moment came for me when one of my close friends was killed in a collision- that was all his fault. The only blessing was he was the only one who was seriously hurt. The couple he hit walked away with only minor bumps and bruises, meanwhile he went to the morgue.

When I started to drive I always had him on my mind and the lesson that he taught me. 13 years later I still have a spotless driving record and my friends memory lives on inside.

Honestly, what had given me the greatest appreciation for how dangerous driving really is.. The 9 months I just spent driving a 70 foot long Tractor/Trailer that could gross up to 80,000lbs. You all think the stunts people pull around other small vehicles are bad.. Imagine the horror of seeing these same stunts done around Heavy Trucks. People really are completely oblivious.

(just a footnote.. I hold Truck Drivers who drive as dangerously as passenger car drivers in much lower regard- "Commercial" drivers are supposed to be the Professionals.. many are no where near that title and it's sad).

Airmail109
08-21-2010, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Personally i feel that ad isn't strong enough,maybe showing disfigured youngsters talking about the accident years later in their lives and the guilty conscience thats troubled them for years of those also disfigured or killed.

It's a war out there.


I think people would change their thoughts on speeding or acting stupid in traffic if they had to serve at the emegency station in hospital on weekends once a month. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What Brems said.

I always seem to manage to agree with everything Brems says lol.

Anyhow we could just change the law and charge all people that kill in an accident where they were speeding with 2nd degree murder and put them away for 25+ years. That might make people think twice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

I think I agree with some of you guys on this now. If anyone killed my wife or children in a car accident, going to prison would be the least of their worries. Me sitting on top of a hill with a bloody great big hunting rifle would be. Even more so if they were a Clarkson-esque 40+ year old know it all Audi driving Daily Mail reading "I hate speed cameras" cockface. Then it would be machete and a can of petrol time after which I would try and join the Foreign Legion under a false identity.

GBrutus
08-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Only a few weeks back I was with my 2 year old daughter at a pedestrian crossing and just as the it turned green for us to cross a woman in a 4x4 drove straight through. I only just pulled my daughter back in time and sure enough the woman was talking away on a cell phone oblivious to the fact that she almost killed us both. I can't begin to describe the anger I felt at that time, lucky for her I didn't catch up with her...

M2morris
09-10-2010, 06:45 PM
Un-believably relevant to this thread:
I was driving along a four lane stretch of highway a couple of days ago. Wife in passenger side. I wish we would have had our video camera.
I looked in the rear view mirror.
A guy in a Buick pulled up behind me and was tailgating me close.
The bright sun was in his face so it really highlighted comically the guys stupidity as he was texting. He had a kind of phone that was held sideways and he was holding it with both hands and thumbing the text with both thumbs as he steered with his wrists on top of his steering wheel. I slowed down gradually. Slowing down, slowing, slowly slowing down until the guy was inches from my bumber. I went from 65 to 30 before he became irritated and pulled his attention away from his texting to notice something had happen to his speed. He punched the gas and went around us giving us a dirty look and receiving a f**k you from me. He took the next exit and disappeared. Man, what an A hole. Guys gonna get somebody killed.

ROXunreal
09-10-2010, 07:11 PM
hopefully himself on an empty stretch of road before anyone else

Choctaw111
09-10-2010, 07:59 PM
Thanks for posting, Barry.
This is one thing that everyone who gets behind the wheel should see.
I won't even TOUCH my phone when driving.
Just 2 days ago, I was expecting a call but happened to be on the road when I got it. I pulled over in the next available safe place, parked, and returned the missed call.

Crazy_Goanna
09-11-2010, 12:28 AM
It takes all types to be eliminated from the gene pool
Bad thing is that they take out collateral damage as well
They should buy a bluetooth handsfree unit - two hands on the wheel but have mouth engaged in talk mode- same as if there is a passenger in the efront seat