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Topic: Road Safety

Ad of the Day: AT&T's Latest 'It Can Wait' Film Drives Headlong Into the Supernatural

All that's missing from BBDO's spot is Haley Joel Osment

BBDO and AT&T have delivered another powerful offering in the "It Can Wait" ad series. But while last year's "Close to Home" took its time setting up the board—showing us…

Ad of the Day: A Reality Show's Stars Learn a Devastating Lesson About Distracted Driving

@SummerBreak cast meets an unexpected interviewer

The teenage stars of YouTube reality series @SummerBreak take an emotional ride in this road-safety PSA with a reveal so powerful, it reduces some of them to tears. Part of AT&T's…

This Darkly Clever Billboard for a Funeral Home Leaves Toronto Motorists Aghast

John St.'s PSA in disguise

This billboard, which went up this week next to the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, is provocative in the extreme—blatantly urging drivers to text and drive as a way of drumming…

Ad of the Day: This Hypnotic, Looping PSA Goes From Eerie to Deadly in a Split Second

Martin Stirling's latest shocker for Irish International BBDO

Commercial directors have been bringing formidable formal techniques to PSAs lately. Freed from the constraints of regular brand advertising, they can use camera and editing tricks to build tension—and leave…

Meet the Biker Dude Allstate Is Paying to Ride to Every State Capital in America

Selling safety with a bike, a beard and tattoos

Remember taking your driver's test? Remember how many questions were devoted to sharing the road with motorcycles? Don't rack your brains; we'll tell you: in most states, none. And that's why…

Ad of the Day: A Driver Looks Back Once, and Then Forever, in This Beautifully Bleak PSA

Irish road-safety ad will have viewers spinning

It's been a while since we've seen a really brutally depressing road-safety PSA. But Ireland obliges—with help from master craftsman director Martin Stirling—in the spot below, which warns against behavior…

Ad of the Day: Y&R Ages Car-Crash Victims to Show What They'd Look Like Today

3-D portraits from New Zealand

Any road-safety campaign that uses actual victims in its advertising is bound to be difficult for the families involved. This latest, from Y&R New Zealand, is no exception. Indeed, it's…

Ad of the Day: Artfully Chilling PSA Shows How Kids Learn Your Bad Driving Habits

Like puppets on strings

The notion that kids grow up to emulate their parents' driving habits fuels "Strings," an unusual spot created by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Australia's Transport Accident Commission. "Parents can't deny that…

Ad of the Day: Speeding Drivers Are Invited to Their Own Funerals in Surreal Prank PSA

Grim fantasy comes to life

Unless you're Phil Shifley, you probably haven't been to your own funeral. But some Belgians have, as you can see below in a bizarre stunt PSA for a safe-driving awareness…

Ad of the Day: Allianz

Thinking of driving drunk? Have a good look in the mirror first

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all? Ogilvy Brazil is more determined than ever to stop you from driving drunk. The agency is actually something of an…

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