“Bloody Idiot” – An Australian Term for Drunk Driver

Your Hump-Day Recess: Drunk Driver as Bloody Idiot

The various anti-drunk driving PSAs we’ve featured on Hump-Day Recess attack the problem of the drunk driver from different angles. Some are humorous, some shocking, some grisly, and some attempt to bring up points you might not have pondered up to now – such as how a DUI will affect your finances or social life.

The Transport Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia decided to cut right to the bone in their 2011 campaign. The theme was – this is a paraphrase – “look what you’re doing to everyone you love, you bloody idiot.” Not the cheeriest PSA you’ll see out there, but there’s no denying the truth of it. There can be times when a drunk driver has more to answer for than he or she will ever be able to.

Your Hump Day Recess: Every Wednesday LifeSafer brings you something a little different, related to the worlds of road safety, to ease your progress over Hump Day and through the week.
Previous Hump Days: a German Ignition Interlock spoof from 1960, our Top 10 Worst Crash Tests, a different kind of Anti-DUI message, Budweiser’s dogged anti-DUI campaign, How Not to Dodge a Parking Ticket, the world’s worst traffic jams, a dramatic buzzed driving PSA , an offbeat ad from New Zealand, the world’s worst car modification, Vince and Larry, our favorite crash test dummies, some excellent Soviet anti-drunk-driving posters. a lesson on how buzzed driving can ruin your love life, South Australia to Drunk Drivers: Grow Up!, a woman calls 911 to report herself for DUI, Felix the Cat and Drunk Driving,  DUIs who crash vintage cars – (ouch!), Woman Unwittingly Creates Self-Driving Car, Drunk Driving, Chainsaws and Weird Ads, A Brilliant PSA from Australia, a Road Safety Message in a Vodka Bottle, and a PSA about binge drinking that is decidedly “meh.”