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    Default Great way to get the message across-"DRINK AND DRIVE"

    I was driving to work earlier today and noticed quite a bright purple coloured Transit Van at the other end of the lights.

    It caught my attention due to the colour of the van and the fact that it had "Dont Drink & Drive" plastered all over it.

    Anyway, as I started to drive past it, I noticed the entire van was pasted with Dont Drink & Drive signage...very interesting I thought but better still.....

    ....attached to the back of the Van was a trailer and on the trailer was a completely mangled silver Saxo VTS. Now when I say mangled, this was a total mess, the engine was half hanging out, the roof was caved it....there wasnt a single panel on the car that want scrooged.
    The drivers side of the car had obviously been wrapped around a tree and the rear of it was burnt (or so it looked)!

    I couldnt get any pictures as I was going to quick to suddenly stop for my camera....

    ......but my thoughts were that this it were a superb way to get the message across, well it caught my eye!

    Just thought id share this with you.

    Anyone else seen it in and around Birmingham Centre?



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    good idea... but wouldnt people rubber neck... then BUMP

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    then they have a van behind that towing a trailer saying dont rubber neck and drive


    so to clarify the saxo hit a tree at 7mph?? just kidding cant knock saxos too much, i was in a bad crash in one and me and the lad in it were fine and a mate of mine got hit on his side at 60mph and he was injured but not severely

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    There is a car in my area that the fire service take to shows. It was donated by the father of a 19year old iirc who died at the wheel. IMO it works very very well.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    There is a car in my area that the fire service take to shows. It was donated by the father of a 19year old iirc who died at the wheel. IMO it works very very well.
    Agreed, apart from the Rubber Necking, it was very hard hitting! A solid message in my opinion!


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    I don't think they transport it in the open but in a covered trailer.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    they had one of these in york not long ago cops there handing leaflets out really does hit home lost a good mate one night he was driving home from pub i got phone call to go stop him and bring him home came to a copper who was blocking road and saw my mates car in two halves had spun out levelled a lamp post which had basically sliced the car in half died instantly not drunk since that night RIP steve :'(

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    I'm all for them, but am personally not sure that these campaigns really work in the long term. In my opinion, I believe that there are two types of driver - responsible and irresponsible.

    The responsible drivers know they shouldn't drink and drive and generally don't as they are fully aware of the risks involved. The irresponsible drivers don't care as they think they can do whatever they want and that these risks don't apply to them, as they are such 'good drivers'. There's little chance of teaching people with this attitude, unless they are touched by a real-life incident.

    I believe the problem at the moment is that you actually are allowed to drink and drive and people think 'I'll just have the one', but that one can turn into two, three etc. Even just one drink can affect one's driving quality. There should be a total ban on drinking when driving, as it makes it easier for people to understand that they cannot drink and drive. If you drink, you don't drive. There should be NO exceptions. Simples!

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    It's obviously getting the message across, which is good, can't help thinking it's a little bit in bad tast though. Guess it's a shame shock tactics have to be used.

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