Monday, February 1, 2010

Tanks A Lot! Motorcycle PSA Has a Smashing Ending

SMIDSY is an acronym for "Sorry, mate, I didn't see you." The scenario presented in this British PSA video harkens back to a day of more civilized discourse between motorcyclists and oblivious car drivers—the last time I was in a similar situation and honked my horn at the offending driver, he flipped me off for making him spill his latte and drop his phone—but it also proves nothing much has changed since then.

(Trivia note: the music is "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, a piece made famous by its use as the theme of the movie "The Sting.")

1 comment:

Canajun said...

Great video. Good on Devon for trying to make a difference.

My technique used to be a bit more subtle in my younger, fitter riding days. I had air horns installed on my CB550 and when someone cut me off I would simultaneously lean on the horns and throw the bike into a sideways skid ending about 6 inches from the drivers door. More than a latte was dropped on occasion. If I tried that now I'd probably drop the bike and give myself a hernia in the process, but it used to be fun - sort of.