Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pictures of you

Our Transport Accident Commission has come up with some terrific ads over the years, many of them horribly shocking. You may be able to watch this one and not get wet eyes. I could not. I believe the original song was by a pop group.  Err, or whatever they are now called. A band? ABI Brother, Acquired Brain Injury, was treated by the TAC after his horrendous accident over an extended period and they are still stumping up reluctantly for some ongoing issues. Its rehabilitation services are a treasure. So there, your Wednesday is off to a cheerful start.


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  1. I've never seen that advertisement. I did manage to stay dry eyed.

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    1. River, there is another version and it is a bit longer and makes a better tug at the heart.

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  2. Good advertisement maybe it will get the message across I was a bit weepy after watching, we have lost friends and family before their time.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, yes, just one or two lives makes it worth while.

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  3. I owe you an apology, I think. I saw a group of office workers out for a fitness bike ride yesterday and they were wearing high-viz vests. One was yellow, one orange, but the rest were fluoro green. I had never seen green vests before, so thought you must have been mistaken. Sorry.

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    1. River, I have been taking more notice of high-viz vests too and wondering, is that green or yellow?

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  4. Just about to embark on the long drive to Manchester decided not to watch this video until I arrive there.

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    1. Fun60, it may make you more careful? But I am sure you are already a careful driver.

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  5. Its very sad but does it work?

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    1. That is a good question Diane and I don't know. It could be a case of preaching to the converted.

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  6. First time to see the ad. I actually looked at it before I read your post, was wondering what these people were doing, till the end.

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    1. WA, maybe it is a little too subtle? We would have to see exactly how it appeared in tv ads. Clearly it would not have run for that length of time.

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  7. Andrew, at my place since June there also that campaign for driveres. It is shocking but so well- prepared

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    1. Good to hear Gosia. Sometimes shock ads don't work and sometimes they do.

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  8. Uff. Glad I didn't START my day with this. 19:50 and I'm all teary.

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    1. And not planning to drive this evening Mitchell.

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  9. I cry everytime I hear about people being killed in careless road accidents Andrew.. I can't stop myself thinking of how so many people's lives are going to be affected by each one. If only drivers would do the right thing..

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    1. Oh yes Grace. So many are affected by such tragedies. It is good that our road deaths are falling, in spite of there being many more cars on the road.

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