Your Hump-Day Recess: Buzzed Driving Ruins Your Love Life

In the 20th Century ads about drunk driving were dark things indeed. Crashes, lights, sirens, hospital gurneys – the message was always about the ultimate cost of buzzed driving (then only called drunk driving): the tragedy of the crash.

In recent years the emphasis has shifted – at least in part – to the cost of a DUI arrest, rather than the physical dangers of impaired driving. And since young people are particularly likely to drink and drive, public service messages tend to emphasize the social cost. To wit, a DUI can make you a bad date. No money, no car, living at home – it doesn’t exactly add up to a great catch.

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, a karaoke microphone breathalyzer, extraterrestrial advice on drunk driving, and some excellent Soviet anti-drunk-driving posters