Drunk Driving, Chainsaws, and Weird Ads

Your Hump-Day Recess

We love weird, funny ads. We love them when they’re about vacuum cleaners and tortilla chips, but we especially love ones with a message that matters. Over the years ad agencies, filmmakers and public safety organizations have tried to use humor to sell the idea that drunk driving is a bad idea. Here’s a satirical message from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Kids with chainsaws – what’s not to like?

As a bonus, here’s another message from CDOT, which hasn’t been quite as well received as their stoned driving ads of last year. It’s probably the sideburns and polyester suit: too soon.

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!), and Woman Unwittingly Creates Self-Driving Car.