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zarn02 10-24-2006 08:45 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
that's been posted on the ducati monster list before. good stuff!



there's a couple other brit PSA's that i'm pretty sure we need to run on tv over here (judging by the number of times some idiot has tried to kill me).

Gritboy 10-24-2006 10:24 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
Bloody brilliant! We know autos are a hard sell on noticing us, but you can never have too much self-awareness.

FrankS1 10-24-2006 10:26 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
After a few GPTB's managed to run off the road and kill themselves in the mountains near here, the State of Colorado put up some similar signs. Except that ours start by reading "Warning Motorcyclists .. " and continuing to tell them to slow down. If I recall correctly, the last fatality was the result of a SUV driving tourist running wide, but I have to admit that any motorcyclist who doesn't allow for such things on a blind curve is asking for trouble.



I also like the printed warning that the vehicle ahead is about to make a turn. (and here, I have to admit that I have had a couple of close calls when the car ahead turned without signalling)

sarnali2 10-24-2006 12:04 PM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
So GPTB members are lame because they run off the road? But you're (presumably) not lame even though you're dumb enough to try to pass vehicles near side roads and driveways they could potentially turn into?...



Lemme' guess, they were slowing down, that's why you started to pass them?

steve_griffiths 10-24-2006 03:29 PM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
"After a few GPTB's managed to run off the road and kill themselves in the mountains near here, the State of Colorado put up some similar signs."



Don't see "lame" in there anywhere. However, just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean that no-one is out to get you, Misquote away.... Grif


seruzawa 10-24-2006 03:31 PM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
Wait a second, This is supposed to be a safety video? Theyare all driving on the wrong side of the road!

bigjames 10-24-2006 06:55 PM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
You can find downloadable versions of the UK "Think Road Safety" PSAs at http://www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk/ca...edia.htm#video. The other one on the sight is not quite as humorous...


sarnali2 10-25-2006 05:24 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
Good catch...those wacky Brits, no wonder they have accidents.!

gsxr7dave 10-25-2006 05:34 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
I have a question, what the hell is a GPTB???

seruzawa 10-25-2006 06:00 AM

Re: British PSA features Ducati, Humor and a Great Message!
 
GPTB stands for "Grey Ponytailed Brotherhood". This term was introduced by MO's resident psychotic and entirely inexperienced faux motorcyclist KPaulcook.... now labelled Ksquid. At first the term was supposed to designate Harley riding middleaged bikers but as time went along it expanded to include anyone who likes to ride any kind of motorcycle except a race replica. Anyone who owns or likes Harleys or cruisers and also owns or likes naked standards, dirt bikes or race replicas is also a GPTB.



Perhaps it's easiest to understand GPTB now in a negative sense. The only people who aren't GPTBs are people whose entire riding experience is taking Sunday rides to the Rock Store or Burger Barn on race replicas and then standing around comparing stats and congatulating themselves on how owning a race replica makes them superior as individuals to everyone else. They are usually parked in front of coffee houses and put maybe 50 miles max per week on their bikes. When the weather is perfect. And when they aren't out buying a dinette set.


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