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  •  I remember vividly (6+ / 0-)

    a commercial (actually PSA) that was run in England in the early 80s when we lived there.

    It was graphic, and showed what happened in a relatively low speed crash where some of the people in the car were wearing seat belts, but others weren't.

    The people in the back seat were violently thrown into the people in the front seats, to the point where one basically had the back of her head smashed in by the other person's head. Or they broke legs against the front seats. Or smashed their skulls on the front head rests.

    If everybody had been wearing a seat belt, nobody would have been injured at all.

    30 yrs later, I STILL remember it.

    Those types of things can have a HUGE impact, way more than a movie.

    •  The description of what happened during (1+ / 0-)
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      Diana's car accident is pretty graphic. The only survivor was wearing a seat belt.

      I believe that seeing the results of this kind of violence can be useful. Nobody should be forced to look, but people should be empowered to look and given the opportunity to look.

    •  I still remember the scare they put into us as (1+ / 0-)
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      seniors in high school.

      The pictures of a head rest embedded with the teeth of the person in the back seat.

      The description of the other side of the car and how the driver had teeth in the back in their head from the person in the back seat.

      I still shudder at the thought of it.

      the people look like flowers at last.

      by ClapClapSnap on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:18:18 AM PST

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