I am so sick of seeing graphic road safety commercials on TV.
I've just seen the new Queensland Transport one about "No accidents" and it is appalling. Are they somehow exempt from advertising standards?
If I watch a movie I get warnings as to what to expect - whether it be language, sex, violence, adult themes etc. But yet I can just be flicking channels and see something 10x more graphic than they put in movies.
And does it actually help?? Would it be better to spend the million or so dollars that it would cost to make and play those adverts on actual targeted road safety education? Things like seminars and education sessions for those who are caught speeding or driving dangerously - rather than a loss of points and a fine and a fingers crossed that they don't do it again?
I'm a big scardy-cat when i drive at the best of times and rather than make me more careful - these ads make me more fearful of what the idiots I see on the road are capable of and quite frankly I am sick of living in fear and want actual solutions!
end of rant!