Everybody hurts... sometime.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

I found this ad, through James Dray, of Exit Realty... Thanks James. This is an ad, currently running in Australia, but important enough, in my opinion, that something like it should be running daily, here in the U.S.  Especially around the holiday season, and as we approach New Year's when alcohol and driving mix so very poorly.

 

It's fairly graphic, but steel yourself, and watch it through to the end.  It's a little over five minutes of discomfort to watch, and who knows how much pain it might prevent.  Possibly for you, and for some other unknown people.

 

Have a happy, but safe holiday season.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
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Nope...can't watch it. Sorry..but get your point and appreciate the reminder. But I only drink at home :)....oh, did that sound bad?

Dec 23, 2010 01:19 PM #1
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Karen - I understand.

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Alan, The Aussies don't screw around, and I appreciate that bluntness.  It's a message more people here in America need to get.  The consequences go far beyond what may happen to us individually.  Thanks for sharing (meant in the most unsarcastic way possible).  Bill

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Alan, that is a video which should be shown everywhere...colleges, work places...Very scary and upsetting to watch. The truth is whether you don't drink at all, or only drink at home, we are all affected by the people who do drink and drive.

Dec 23, 2010 02:11 PM #4
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B'Liz - no question... it should make us stop and think.

Nina - no matter how well we handle ourselves, there are others on the road with us. And don't miss the fact that this video touched on pills and marijuana as well as alcohol. Anything that might impair your reaction time, or reason.

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Alan: OMG. I watched to the very end. This should make the viewers drive sober. Amazing,
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Valerie - it IS a sobering video.

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WOW is all I can say. THAT was an incredible way to get a message across. And timely too. Thanks, Alan.

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Thanks, Alan. A reminder needed that driving here during the Christmas period has the added hazzards of ice and snow. Driving and alcohol certainly don"t mix.

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Alan, that was horrible.. I mean in a graphic way. I agree with you, something like this should also be airing here in Canada as well. Thanks for sharing, the message needs to be reminded to all those out there that their careless decisons may aslo impact others.

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Cynthia - I know.. brutal, but important.

Larry - Driving and any kind of thought impairment don't mix.

Myhang - "horrible" a good term for it.  You just can't help but put yourself in the shoes of those receiving the bad news.

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Wow.  Sobering to say the least.  That was devastating to watch.  We always have a designated driver when we go out with the girls and I always make a point of mentioning it to my sons so they realize, that you just can't every drink and drive.  Never.  Never.  Never.  

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Susan - you ought have 'em watch that.

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