Commercial Break: Hell's bells - not sure what a car accident is like? You will be.
We’re not actively looking to bum you all out first thing in the morning, but if you’ve been wondering where you could see a mind-mangling montage of mocked-up motor accidents (as well as reading some frankly unnecessary alliteration) you’ve come to the right place.
The Australians take pride in making their road safety public service announcements as graphic and gruesome as possible without actually going the whole hog and pumping out a snuff movie, and right now the Victoria Transport Accident Commission are sort of celebrating.
It’s 20 years since they adopted the hardcore approach to warning road users about the various behind-the-wheel perils inherent in irresponsible car action and they’ve put together this compilation of their um, greatest hits from the past two decades, backed by the sound of ‘Everything Hurts’ by REM.
The first minute is a bit slow but then it turns into a rollercoaster of blood and thunder. Parts of it will have you saying ‘what the fuckity-fuck is THIS?’ and parts of it will literally churn your stomach but if it gets inside your head and makes you drive that little bit more cautiously this Christmas then it’s done its job.
Please don’t watch it if you’re slightly delicate of mind and soul – you’re probably not the target audience anyway.