Australian Drunk Driving Ad Campaign

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Summit Home Consultants

Australian Drunk Driving Ad Campaign

Today I received an email from a friend that I think should be shared with anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car.  It is the hardest-hitting, in-your-face video I think I've ever seen, and the timing couldn't be better, with the holiday season approaching.

As the father of a daughter that just turned 16 last week, and is now driving, it hit home especially hard with me.  This holiday season, while attending the various social functions, take a moment and think about this video before making the decision to get behind the wheel after having a few drinks.

While this post is not real estate related, I felt that if it were posted to the AR community, and shared with many, maybe, just maybe, it could save a life.

Please note, this video has some very graphic parts to it.  So, if you have a "queasy stomach", you may want to think twice before watching it.

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Re-Blogged 4 times:

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  1. Ellie McIntire 11/22/2010 10:08 PM
  2. Bob & Leilani Souza 11/24/2010 03:32 PM
  3. Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner 11/24/2010 04:00 PM
  4. Jodie Carpine 11/24/2010 05:33 PM
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Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Thanks for sharing. It is a good message.

November 24, 2010 03:01 PM #10
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Carole L. MacCollum
The Masiello Group Wells, Maine - Wells, ME
Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792
Incredible. Just incredible. We need a video like this in the U.S. and NOW! This took my breath away...thank you for sharing, Bob!
November 24, 2010 03:08 PM #11
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Carole L. MacCollum
The Masiello Group Wells, Maine - Wells, ME
Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792

PS: I put it on my Facebook page; thank you again!

November 24, 2010 03:20 PM #12
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Bob, I know it's not Christmas yet (re: message at the end of the video), but now is a perfect time to "remind" everyone about the dangers of drunk driving. I'm re-blogging this. :)

Leilani

November 24, 2010 03:29 PM #13
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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
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It says it like it is.  It may be hard to watch but everyone should.

November 24, 2010 03:49 PM #14
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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WOW!  That's some anti-drinking driving video.  I was crying and my son came in to wonder why I was crying to a music video.  I had him watch this from the beginning . . .

November 24, 2010 03:50 PM #15
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Bob Hertzog
Summit Home Consultants - Phoenix, AZ
Designated Broker

I'm glad to see that everyone is sharing this with others.  I made my 16 year old daughter watch it, and it was all she could do to make it to the end.  Tough to watch, but it definitely drives home the message.

November 24, 2010 03:55 PM #16
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Reuben Saltzman
Structure Tech Home Inspections - Minneapolis, MN
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Wow, that's one powerful video.  Thanks for sharing.

November 24, 2010 04:19 PM #17
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Jodie Carpine
RealEstateAuctions.com - Spokane, WA
Designated Broker, ABR, AHWD, ePro, GRI, REALTOR®
Hmmm, I tried on Firefox & IE8 and I can't get the video! : ( It just shows up as a broken link. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.
November 24, 2010 05:13 PM #18
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Bob Hertzog
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Jodie, you might be able to go to YouTube and search for the term "Australian TAC video".  There are several, but I believe this is the only one with 6 Million+ views.  Good luck!

November 24, 2010 05:35 PM #19
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Jodie Carpine
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It was an IE8-64 bit issue... I was able to see it on Firefox. WOW! This became my first ever re-blog. Thank you for sharing.
November 24, 2010 05:36 PM #20
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Great message. Everyone needs to see this. I'll post on FB, too. Thanks.

November 24, 2010 06:18 PM #21
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Great message. Everyone needs to see this. I'll post on FB, too. Thanks.

November 24, 2010 06:18 PM #22
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Peggy Hughes
PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer - San Francisco, CA
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WOW... this is impactful. Thank you for sharing... I'm going to try to put it on my facebook page as well.

Happy Holidays.... peggy

November 24, 2010 07:28 PM #23
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Oh my gosh.  I"m so glad you shared this with all of us.  As Peggy said, this does have impact.  I"m having my 17 year old daughter watch this now.  Thanks again for sharing...maybe a life will be saved by doing so!

November 24, 2010 09:47 PM #24
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Dwight Carson
Fonville Morisey / Southern Triangle Realty - Lillington, NC

Fantastic.  Necessary.  Jolting.

November 24, 2010 10:40 PM #25
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I'd like to see one of the major brewers run an edited version of this during prime time or maybe college and pro football games. This is a very powerful message.

November 24, 2010 11:38 PM #26
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Joyce Godwin
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Bob, Thanks for sharing the ad.  For a long time I have thought they should run ads like this, and worse, on TV, in driver's training, in the drivers' license line when you have people's undivided interest for sometimes an hour while they wait (we should have to watch these type videos every time we renew our license).  I also think they should start showing them in school long before kids start taking driver's training.  I've wondered who to contact to try to get something started.  Someone suggested Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.  I'm guilty of "thinking" about it, but not acting on it.

I think forwarding this video will be great especially at this time of year.  Thanks again.

November 25, 2010 01:26 AM #27
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Tchaka Owen
Keller Williams Realty - Hollywood, FL

Australia's had a problem with drinking and driving and it's good to see that they've put a lot of effort into reducing the offenses.  I remember going to the airport in Melbourne in 2000 and seeing numerous cars off to the side of the highway.  My friend informed me that they belonged to drunk drivers apprehended the night before.

November 25, 2010 06:36 PM #28
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Now THAT would be an great super bowl commercial.  We should start a campaign to get it aired at half time.  America needs to see this.

November 26, 2010 12:29 AM #29
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