Hump-Day Recess: Extremely Long And Weird PSA Starring Michael Rooker

You’ve seen weird PSAs before on Hump-Day Recess, but never this weird. And never this long, either. The Illinois Department of Transportation has recently made  a couple of very high-budget mini-movies that emphasize driving safety. They star Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead. The safety themes are worked into the action, as Rooker and other stars run, drive, shoot, dodge bullets and otherwise endure what looks like an apocalyptic zombie warfare scenario. Below is the second installment, in which the intrepid fighters will do anything it takes to escape from the attackers – as long as it doesn’t involve drunk driving! (Note – the PSA is recommended for audiences 18 and over, though the film manages cleverly to avoid depicting any real violence).

It’s all great fun, and we wish that more famous actors (and famous directors – are you out there?) would use their creativity to get the sober driving message across. Kudos to the Illinois DOT, Mr. Rooker, and all involved.

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: car safety, animals, posters. traffic jams, more posters, fake microbrews a German Ignition Interlock spoof from 1960, a Star Wars anti-drunk driving messageour 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, a Cool 1950s Soviet Anti Drunk Driving Poster, He Got a DUI on a WHAT? a 1970s Alcohol Mythbuster,  Halloween Drunk Driving, a brewery that keeps its anti-drunk driving message under its cap, a thought-provoking UK ad celebrating 50 years of Think! a dramatic buzzed driving PSA , an offbeat ad from New Zealand, the world’s worst car modification, Thai drunk-driving ad, and why did you end up the designated driver?