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  #229188 29-Jun-2009 13:43
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dpw:
Adamal: I've always wondered this: If you're driving in bad conditions, and you've already lowered your speed accordingly, what if the conditions change for the better? Should you reduce your speed even further? :P


Mate, you're not the only one who wondered about this - I think by now we've all realised the ditty could be done much better in oh-so-many ways :o)





Well, you can all rest easy now... it's not on air any more (as far as I am aware) and they are no doubt moving onto other, more pressing, social engineering...


Like "Sunbathe to the conditions, when they change reduce your hats"


Or "Smack your children to the conditions; when they change use the wooden spoon"


Or "Save for your retirement to the conditions; when they change buy another Big Wednesday ticket"

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  #229210 29-Jun-2009 14:45
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It's simple. Every time the conditions change (whether for better or worse), you must reduce your speed.


If you are on a particularly long road trip with changeable weather then this might mean you end up slowing down so much you actually go into reverse, and end up back at your starting point (potentuially travelling incredibly fast in reverse).


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  #229229 29-Jun-2009 16:00
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NonprayingMantis: It's simple. Every time the conditions change (whether for better or worse), you must reduce your speed.

If you are on a particularly long road trip with changeable weather then this might mean you end up slowing down so much you actually go into reverse, and end up back at your starting point (potentuially travelling incredibly fast in reverse).

Reduce your speed not your velocity!  You can't reduce your speed below 0m/s!



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  #235762 15-Jul-2009 17:30
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No.. the ditty was great - everyone knows what it is, eh :D Obviously they need to focus on the general need for people to slow down, not speed up... so whilst it's not literally accurate in the case of all 'changes' it does focus on the key message, and slower is generally safer than faster, etc etc...

Sorry to rain on your parade and bump and old thread but too many people moaning about the 'reduce your speed' thing is infuriating. _Obviously_ you can increase speed if safe to do so - but that's not really the key message, nor intent of the ad - is it?

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  #235872 15-Jul-2009 22:41
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Stop ruining our fun BJ! :P

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  #235945 16-Jul-2009 08:35
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  #235973 16-Jul-2009 09:34
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After driving to Auckland and back last weekend. I hereby propose a new jingle:

"If you drive between 80 and 90 then speed up at overtaking lanes you're a dick"

Catchy don't you think?




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  #235982 16-Jul-2009 09:43
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RedJungle: After driving to Auckland and back last weekend. I hereby propose a new jingle:



"If you drive between 80 and 90 then speed up at overtaking lanes you're a dick"



Catchy don't you think?



Here here! Perhaps the second verse could go:


"If you drive a 4x4, late model Holden/Ford/Mazda/Hyundai/Nissian you're a dick"

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  #236046 16-Jul-2009 11:39
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That's why you need a road legal car that can do the 1/4 mile in record breaking time, Get past those dicks.

I'm about to buy a new car, hmmm, what should I get? Sell some toys and get some wheels

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  #236062 16-Jul-2009 12:13
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paradoxsm: That's why you need a road legal car that can do the 1/4 mile in record breaking time, Get past those dicks.



So instead of being the bugger who's holding up the traffic you want to be the bugger who drives the late model car that drives at excessive speeds, tailgates, overtakes in dangerous situations, makes everyone else intimidated and generally annoys everyone else on the road? Isn't that exchanging one evil for another? Laughing

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  #236065 16-Jul-2009 12:24
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Me man. Me go fast.




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  #236114 16-Jul-2009 14:41
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Driving's in the blood!

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  #236137 16-Jul-2009 15:25
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bazzer: Driving's in the blood!


L-O-FREAKIN-L

Man they ran that one into the ground eh!?  Those ads lose their impact when they run them as frequently as that one was.

And the dad's fake grey hair ain't fooling me!




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  #236138 16-Jul-2009 15:26
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I hate the he says driving is in the blood, yet the guy puts it in neutral when he parks it!




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