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fireman121
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: PSA worth watching Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGE8LzRaySk&feature=player_embedded
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen it on the news tonight.... interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy crap.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
holy crap.

ditto
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite the production....I think they should show that in schools. They do the drunk driving simulations, or they did when I was in school, this is about as graphic as that was.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driving school in the UK and in Europe is not like it is here in the US. They don't get it in High School. Driving school is done by private certified companies and you have to pay to go to the school. One of the reasons that they have less 16 or 17 year old kids driving on the highway. For instance in Germany in the early 90's it cost about $1500 to attend driving school.

As I recall, even back then they showed various films similar to this one. It may have been a PSA but again television over there is different. They don't have commercials every 8 or so minutes (or even less sometimes). A 40 minute show will be broken into two piece with about a 5 or 6 minute intermission/commercial break.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to show it to my 16 and 14 year old sons. I hope it scares them the way it scared me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nasty. Just substitute the phone and texting for GPS punching in coords.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Nasty. Just substitute the phone and texting for GPS punching in coords.


I have to admit that I was thinking that exact thing... I just did not want to say it since I am guilty of the GPS use at times.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spinowner wrote:
I'm going to show it to my 16 and 14 year old sons. I hope it scares them the way it scared me.


My 15-year old step daughter just got her permit; I will definitely show this one to her!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Nasty. Just substitute the phone and texting for GPS punching in coords.


I have to admit that I was thinking that exact thing... I just did not want to say it since I am guilty of the GPS use at times.


Show me an FTF Hound that isn't looking at the "new notification" on the phone and typing those coords into the GPSr while he/she drives down the road. Now there is a scary combo....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats why I don't have texting on my phone so I would not be tempted to become a FTF hound.
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up on this one. I just had my son the Texting king watch it. I think ( or I hope ) it opened his eyes to the danger.

Thanks again for the heads up.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a friend that is so afraid of getting into the habit of texting while driving or talking on the phone while driving that the first things she does is lock her phone into the glove box...not much chance of using the phone with it locked...and the key needed to get it out is in the ignition...
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