Florida DOT's Method of Increasing Pedestrian Safety: Video of People Being Nailed by Cars

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Oh, the things you can learn from state-funded advertising campaigns -- like drinking formaldehyde in science class looks strange.

Now, thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation, we know that being run over by cars looks like it really hurts.

The FDOT is launching its new "See the Blind Spots" campaign, complete with a website and ads on TV, radio, in print, and in the great outdoors.

The website's up and running and features a video compilation on the home page of people getting nailed by cars -- complete with a "may be unsuitable for small children" disclaimer.

The site also has instructions on how to cross a street, how to ride a bike, and the fact that a man whose stomach is full of wings and beer still weighs less than a Scion tC. It also assumes you'd be less likely to walk out into the street if there were, say, an elephant, tank, or train rolling down the street.

Facts are being dropped, folks.

Anyway, here's that video we promised of people being run over:



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Web design London

  How lucky we are to have these fine, caring bureaucrats spending our tax dollars wisely.  We need more programs just like this.  Perhaps on the perils of nose picking, constipation and cow poop.

Anon
Anon

I don't live in Florida but this video definitely makes me think.  I try to watch the blind spots, after seeing this I will try hard to increase my efforts to be a safer driver. 

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web design london

I have never lived any where where people just walk out into traffic without looking or ride bikes into traffic without looking, or wear black clothing at night with no reflectors on bikes etc... I could go on. Why people want to play tag with a moving object of a ton or more moving at 35-45 MPH is beyond me.

Keith Stone
Keith Stone

It seems like most of the people in that video were jaywalking and playing frogger there

MikeyB
MikeyB

I have lived in Florida for 11 years. I have never lived any where where people just walk out into traffic without looking or ride bikes into traffic without looking, or wear black clothing at night with no reflectors on bikes etc... I could go on. Why people want to play tag with a moving object of a ton or more moving at 35-45 MPH is beyond me. Have they ever taken a physics class, do they understand interia? I think not. I'm a very careful defensive drive, but here in the Tampa area I have had many close calls, especially with "brothers". getting hit by a car is no way to get respect, unless you are trying to get people to pay their respects, and I do mean last respects. Also there are many bad drivers here as well. I barely feel safe in a car. So watch out look both ways if your on foot or a bicycle, and please drive defensively and respectfully if your in a car.

PROWEST
PROWEST

21 people are injured by cars each week in Florida? I thought that number would be higher.

FQS9000
FQS9000

See how much FDOT cares about you.  So many dumb asses never knew that getting run over could hurt them.  Now thanks to the FDOT they know and will now be safe.  Thank you, thank you FDOT.  How lucky we are to have these fine, caring bureaucrats spending our tax dollars wisely.  We need more programs just like this.  Perhaps on the perils of nose picking, constipation and cow poop.  Many dairy farmers and ranchers have no idea that fresh cow patties are slippery.  They must be told.

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