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THINK! Bike safety TV campaign in UK.

Saw this 30 second Ad on our TV's last week. On the TV it was pretty realistic. It's aimed at cagers, to raise awareness and reduce biker accidents. I managed to track down an AVI file, 3megs if you are on broadband. Interesting how they shot it from the cagers perspective, but I still felt the crunch. No, he wasn't on a cell, on a giratory with a cigarette in the other hand - which I saw this week.

I'd be interested to know if you run this sort of thing as well. I don't quite understand why it ran last week when it was so cold most bikers were off the road. Spring/Summer would have been better. But perhaps this was just a tester


Here's the AVI file link:

http://www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk/ca...a/howclose.mpg

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http://www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk/ca...orcycles02.htm



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The nimrod that originally went on the air locally fussing over bikers sharing/splitting/filtering during the commute was taken to task by the local motorcyle group (BARF) and the radio station came out with it's inital PSA. More are expected, but it's a start...



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First viewing got my attention!

Geeze, if first viewing doesn't make you flinch, you are probably on sedatives.
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I would love to see some TV spots here in the States that were similar. Radio is good too. I didn't know that there was a PSA in the Bay area. Thanks Wizard. Hey, I am just as pissed as anyone about the irresponsible chatter from that station.... But how about making some lemonade out of that lemon? Let's all get on the reinforcement machine and let them know how much we support those PSA's and how all the 2-wheelers will listen to that station when it is bike-freindly. Anything to make folks think about us in a positive way is useful. Cheers.
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When I first saw it I was quite shocked as a biker. But then I started wondering what the reaction would be from non-biker cagers, which is where the message should be going.

Afterwards, I thought it should have been more heavy on the cager, rather than just appeal to their sense of responsibility and show damage to their door. I think the bike should have come through the window, perhaps with a young child in the cage too. The sad result depicted by the biker actor whould have been shared a bit more.

After all, cagers always thinks they are fully protected and invincible - which is the attitude they should have covered in the safety ad.



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Thanks for spreading that - when I saw it on TV my reaction was that they're finally targeting car drivers as dangerous too - and not only depicting bikes as hooligan riders who ride too fast for bends and filter through traffic into cars turning...

More of this sort of stuff! Or may I suggest replacing the airbags with big spikes - if you hit it, it's "Game Over" - I betcha they'd drive much more safer!





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