Helen Mirren Tells Drunk Drivers a Thing or Two

Your Hump-day Recess: A Few Choice Words on Drunk Driving from Helen Mirren

There are controversial topics, and topics we all agree on. Among the latter are the idea that drunk driving is stupid beyond belief, and the fact that Helen Mirren is a delight to watch and listen to. This brilliant actress, who has played everyone from the Queen to a retired assassin, will be telling Super Bowl fans exactly what she thinks of drunk drivers in a Budweiser-sponsored ad.

The message is familiar, but having Helen Mirren deliver it makes all the difference. Over many years Hollywood has conditioned Americans to hear upper-class British accents as the voice of authority. When directors need a supreme villain, a brooding genius, or anyone whose voice and bearing carries weight, there’s a good chance that voice and bearing will be from somewhere in Great Britain.

We can’t think of a better use of Dame Helen’s voice. So don’t be a pillock – listen to her!

Incidentally, Budweiser is donating one dollar to safe ride programs every time someone tweets #giveadamn – up to a million dollars – so please do your part.

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 ZealandVince 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, A Brilliant PSA from Australia, a Road Safety Message in a Vodka Bottle, a PSA about binge drinking that is decidedly “meh,” Drunk Driver Crashes $4 Million Car, Drunk Driving in 1910, a Superb New Think! PSA from the UK,and Drunk Driving in 1955: New Breath Test Technology Will Save the Day!