Motorcycle reconstruction – TAC road safety TV Campaign – “Slowing Down Won’t Kill You”

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I ride a bike and have done for many years. I also drive a car.

I therefore notice the campaigns to keep riders safe – those that encourage car drivers to check the blind-spot etc.

The best was still “think once, think twice, think bike” aimed at car drivers who “didn’t see the bike…” before they turned into it.

This ad is one of the worst kind. It depicts the biker as the only one at fault and yet again ignores the role of the car driver.

As written in the Age yesterday: “But nowhere is there any criticism of the driver who has caused an accident by failing to give way when facing a stop sign. There is not a hint of it. There is, instead, a subtext that it is all the rider’s fault, that since he was speeding, the driver can be exonerated entirely.”

I get that it is aimed at speeding bikers, but for a client that should know better, this ad and depicted situation, will alienate all bikers who understand the constant threat of cars turning into their path.

Amazing lack of insight into the both the problem and target.

If it is speed you want to curb, then show the perils of hitting a corner too quickly, not the perils of avoiding cars turning into you without looking!

Ironic that a SupaCheap auto ad does it better than the TAC: http://youtu.be/z8mOX8PdtOU

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/giving-way-on-the-road-wont-kill-you-either-20120509-1yczr.html#ixzz1uWln6pg2

Brilliant: BMW Dinner for Double R – table trick

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BMW has hit paydirt with the most watched BMW YouTube video ever (1.6 million views since March 5) in “Dinner for Double R”, a promotional video for the S 1000 RR superbike. Most of us have seen the oldest trick in the book, removing a table cloth from a table and leaving wine glasses and plates in place. Would it be possible to pull of the same trick on a large banquet table using a BMW S 1000 RR bike going from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds? The video provides links to Planet Power, BMW TV (bmw.tv), and the BMW Motorrad Facebook fan page.
Thanks to the Inspiration room for another nice one.