Your Hump Day Recess: Star Wars Anti-Drunk Driving PSA From 1979

Long ago, in a television landscape that now seems far, far, away, the creatures from the Star Wars cantina were gathered for a PSA on the topic of drunk driving. Made under the auspices of the US Department of Transportation and NHTSA, the TV spot uses a slogan that we thought dated from the 1980s.

At any rate, while the PSA does not look as if it partook of a George Lucas-style budget, it might have resonated with viewers who, then as now, were manic about all things Star Wars.

Note: this looks like found footage, so don’t expect wide-screen Panavison 3-D. More like your grandpa’s Super-8 movies. And it’s not filmed in a terribly imaginative way. But still….

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 and a German Ignition Interlock spoof from 1960.