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    08-16-2010, 10:32 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Drive safely video!

This was a drive safely video made, NOT for the squemish or light heart.
Take 8 minutes out of your time to watch it... and then rethink your driving! And drive safely for the sake of you and others
     
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    08-17-2010, 02:53 AM
  #2
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That video is wonderfully made. Europe does a wonderful job of not censoring things like this from TV. If you've ever seen a PSA from over seas, you'll notice that they are VERY graphic and they certainly get the point across.

I see idiots doing crap like this on a daily basis - some people are incredibly stupid and really shouldn't be allowed to drive. It's just unfortunate that their license isn't taken away until after they've already killed someone.

I always, always drive safely.
     
    08-17-2010, 03:00 AM
  #3
Banned
Omg k saddest thing of my life, I wanted to cry its so graphic..... to much for me. Glad I don't drive ha
     
    08-17-2010, 09:05 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
That's a good reminder what can happen.

This one stole my attention once, very clear from the pedestrian perspective:
     
    08-17-2010, 09:33 AM
  #5
Yearling
I cried. Honestly, every time I get behind the wheel of a car my anxiety sky rockets.. I'm so scared about getting in an accident and harming someone.. even if it's not my fault. Many time I'm on the road and people negate yield signs, stop signs, lights, non passing signs and it scares me, cause I'm a teenager and there is a VERY biased view towards teenagers and driving and therefore they're more likely to be blamed for the accident even if they aren't at fault.

I honestly think teenagers may be, in a way, a little safer than other drivers. We're fresh out of driving school where we had to watch gore/shock accident videos. I know I count to 5 at stop signs still. I wish everyone drove safely, this video made me so sad.
     
    08-17-2010, 02:41 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by Mickey4793    
I honestly think teenagers may be, in a way, a little safer than other drivers. We're fresh out of driving school where we had to watch gore/shock accident videos. I know I count to 5 at stop signs still. I wish everyone drove safely, this video made me so sad.
I completely agree. Not to mention, drivers who have had their license for 20+ years didn't have to go through all of the schooling and testing that we do now to get their licenses. Just because they've been driving for a long time, does not make them a good driver.

Of course there are lots of older drivers who are really good drivers, but there are a lot more adults that do stupid things behind the wheel than teenagers because don't you know they've been driving for sooooo long, so they must be such good drivers!

It really bothers me that there is such an attitude towards young drivers.
     
    08-17-2010, 03:22 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
I completely agree. Not to mention, drivers who have had their license for 20+ years didn't have to go through all of the schooling and testing that we do now to get their licenses. Just because they've been driving for a long time, does not make them a good driver.

Of course there are lots of older drivers who are really good drivers, but there are a lot more adults that do stupid things behind the wheel than teenagers because don't you know they've been driving for sooooo long, so they must be such good drivers!

It really bothers me that there is such an attitude towards young drivers.
Actually, if my memory serves me, statistics tell that at least over here youngs are some of the most accident-prone drivers. Too less experience and especially some male drivers have such a disdainful attitude toward driving and traffic regulations. I've noticed that too, severe speeding in 40kmph area isn't that rare if the road is good enough and often there's a young male behind the wheel when that happens. I know that's rough generalizing, there are responsible young drivers, both male and female but that's still true at some stage. Mentioning that, I'd consider also myself as a young driver since I'm only 20 and have had my license only for 2 years (you need to be 18 before you can have your license in Finland).

I think there are still bad and good drivers in every age group. It isn't good if you're "mature" driver with I-know-everything attitude either. Or feel too unsure because you feel you're too old to drive.

IMO the best drivers are, regardless of your age, those ones who follow traffic regulations, are humble and learn to know what are their driving skills at a realistic stage.

Cheers.
     
    08-17-2010, 03:30 PM
  #8
Yearling
I can't even watch the OP video, you have to verify your age
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    08-17-2010, 03:56 PM
  #9
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Tamma: I don't disagree, there are certainly young drivers who do stupid things.

However, here at least, there is a whole attitude that everyone has towards young drivers that we are all terrible drivers who do not follow the rules of the road.

Honestly, the majority of idiots I see flying through town doing 100+ km/h and various other stupid things are older people. I've been cut off, tailgated, etc. by older drivers many, many times and I guarantee half of those times if I had the same attitude towards driving as they do, it would have ended in an accident. But, because I've gone through the training and tests I am well conditioned to always be watching what's going on around me.

Where I live you have to be 16 to get your Learner's permit which means that you can only drive if you have a supervisor who has their full license and is 25+ years old in the passenger seat, and you can only have one other passenger. To get your Learner's you must take a computerized test which asks questions about rules of the road.

When you are 18 you can get your Novice license (which you must have for another 2 years) which means that you can drive alone, but you can only ever have one passenger and you must display the Novice driver sign on the back of your vehicle (it's a magnetic green "N"). While you have your Novice license, you only have 5 "demerits" before you have to restart your 2 years of having the Novice. Most things like speeding tickets are worth 2 or 3 demerits so it is easy to have to be restarted if you drive stupidly. Often times, people with their "N" (as we call it) end up losing their license completely and having to go back to their learner stage. To get your "N" you have to take a road test - you driving the car with a person from the insurance company sitting beside you telling you what to do and marking down what you're doing. You must show them that you can perfectly execute maneuvers such as lane changes, parallel parking, 3 point turns, backing into a parking space, left turns, right turns etc. It took me THREE tries to get my "N", it is a difficult test and I guarantee half the adults with their full licences that didn't have to deal with any of these tests couldn't pass it.

Finally after 2 years of having your "N" (plus the 2 previous years you have your Learners) you can take a test to get your full license. The test is similar to the "N" test but you are obviously expected to be much more comfortable behind the wheel and not hesitate about what you are doing.

When my parents, for instance, got their licenses they had to take a written test. If they passed they got their Learner's permit and 30 days later they automatically got their FULL license.

So you can see why it bothers me so much that people who had to only go through what my parents did are constantly complaining about how bad young drivers are. It's simply untrue.

I apologize for the novel, this is just a subject that really gets to me!!
     
    08-17-2010, 04:03 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Yup the video is VERY graphic. And the british commercials always do the best at getting the point across! And sorry grey ray! I didn't know you had to be 18 to see it! I'm definitely not 18 but I have my youtube account set for over 18 for that reason, and I agree ANY age driver is dangerous. But us young ones are usually so unfocused and worried about "looking cool" while driving because we don't realize the danger that is really there! I hope this video does make it's way around to alot of reckless drivers and they rethink their driving habits.
     

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