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UK "prankvertisement" pub bathroom public health message

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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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This seems like a strange way to not get people to drink and drive.

What impact could a drink have on your night out? The U.K.'s Department of Transportation wants its beer-drinking citizenry to think twice about that before getting behind the wheel, so it has devised a new public service message that is bound to give someone a heart attack. The terrifying THINK! "prankvertisement" is tied to the Twitter hashtag #PubLooShocker, where people are encouraged to react. One person tweeted, "If this ever happened to me I would pee my pants, even if I had just peed. Don't drink and drive!" These unsuspecting men are just trying to wash their hands after using the bathroom, when — well, just watch.
now.msn.com...


What if a piece of glass flew into the guys eye or something.
The way it shatters it seems like that could happen.
Just a bad idea.




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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Yea, badd idea all around..

damn thing scared the crap outta me...
edit on 8-6-2013 by baddmove because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
Yea, badd idea all around..

damn thing scared the crap outta me...
edit on 8-6-2013 by baddmove because: (no reason given)


Yeah it scared me too.
I think they're gonna give someone a heart attack.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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So the message they are sending is drink driving is just a jolly spot of good fun?. After all its just a prank, you gotta laugh about these sorta things. Obviously their message has not worked on me, oh well.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by Tuttle
So the message they are sending is drink driving is just a jolly spot of good fun?. After all its just a prank, you gotta laugh about these sorta things. Obviously their message has not worked on me, oh well.


I don't think the "message" is going to work on anyone.

I want to see them do it in a ladies room.
You know right it the moment some chick is putting on lipstick so it goes all over her face.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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It's staged or altered in some way. For the first guy you can see a split second pause in his movements when the break occurs. It could be that their reactions are genuine and there is something that shocks them, but the video has definitely been manipulated.

Besides, health and safety in the UK would definitely not allow this to be made unless they were safe from broken glass. It's a fact that we have some of the tightest safety laws in Europe, this would NOT be allowed to be filmed if those guys were at risk from shattered glass, no chance at all.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Well, in Oz and England, we have a different approach to drinking and driving. So sometimes the gloves have to come off. Let's face it, if you drink and drive, your a bloody IDIOT! ( That's actually a slogan from OZ). Because,...Well... let's face it...



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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That's it..
I'm not washing my hands after peeing any more.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Rocker2013
reply to post by Tankgirl
 


It's staged or altered in some way. For the first guy you can see a split second pause in his movements when the break occurs. It could be that their reactions are genuine and there is something that shocks them, but the video has definitely been manipulated.

Besides, health and safety in the UK would definitely not allow this to be made unless they were safe from broken glass. It's a fact that we have some of the tightest safety laws in Europe, this would NOT be allowed to be filmed if those guys were at risk from shattered glass, no chance at all.


I found another article that had this

While the woman is a mannequin and the men involved are actors
metro.co.uk...

After I posted I dug around some more.
Yes it is staged. It says on the THINK drink driving page that it is a "short film" for their campaign.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Great advert!......remember that this is a conspiracy site....and we are talking about it!...imagine how many other main stream sites are talking about this?


Bottom line is that this is a hard hitting (no pun intended) ad campaign....and it's working!.....actors or not, if it gets people talking and just one person remembers it and decides not to have that drink and get behind the wheel....then it has worked!

love it!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by MindpurelyMind
Well, in Oz and England, we have a different approach to drinking and driving. So sometimes the gloves have to come off. Let's face it, if you drink and drive, your a bloody IDIOT! ( That's actually a slogan from OZ). Because,...Well... let's face it...


Actually they should do that ad here in the US.

Individual states have there own laws on drunk driving and people get away with it all the time.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by Beartracker16
That's it..
I'm not washing my hands after peeing any more.


ok that scares me more than the video did



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by Tankgirl

Originally posted by MindpurelyMind
Well, in Oz and England, we have a different approach to drinking and driving. So sometimes the gloves have to come off. Let's face it, if you drink and drive, your a bloody IDIOT! ( That's actually a slogan from OZ). Because,...Well... let's face it...


Actually they should do that ad here in the US.

Individual states have there own laws on drunk driving and people get away with it all the time.


I live in Wisconsin...here from DOT

Drunken driving in Wisconsin is...
Prevalent:

Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation.
More than 26 percent of Wisconsin adults who were surveyed admitted that they had driven under the influence of alcohol in the previous year, according to a nationwide study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released in April 2009.
There were more than 44,000 convictions for drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin last year.

Deadly:

Alcohol-related crashes killed 238 people in Wisconsin and injured nearly 4,000 in 2009.
Approximately, 45 percent of all fatal traffic crashes in Wisconsin in 2009 were alcohol-related.
Last year, 40 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes in Wisconsin were alcohol-related.

I can't even imagine how many IDIOTS the other states have. LOL!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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The big give away about it being staged was that there was actually soap in the soap dispenser


Honestly if someone is idiotic enough to think they can drive drunk then I can't imagine any TV advert is going to cure them of their idiocy.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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I'm in the north east and people get DUI's but with just a slap on the wrist.
I don't know what the numbers are statistically but I'm sure it's bad.
It isn't til they have a few offenses that they lose their license.

Too many people die because these idiots think they can drive just fine.
edit on 6/8/2013 by Tankgirl because: spelling



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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If you can't view the vid here's pics






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