An excuse makes everything okay? Well, not if you’re travelling at 80kmph.
Our new campaign highlights the seemingly innocuous excuses that drivers make to justify risky behavior on the road. These excuses have become ‘normalised’ yet the consequences are often devastating.
We will hopefully encourage people to identify that they also ‘do that too’, and to understand the potential impact on their community, their family and their own lives.
We worked with an incredible team to bring this idea to life, from our gracious ambassadors in country towns far and wide across NSW to the incredibly talented boys and girls at The Sweet Shop films who created our TVC campaign.
Keeping it real
Working closely with Transport for NSW and their media and social media agencies, we developed an integrated PR campaign featuring local ambassadors and people in the street, to give the statistics a face, a location, a reality and a name.
One name was Sam Bailey. Sam is a quadriplegic as a result of a crash while not wearing a seat belt. Other ambassador films, featuring locals who fit the target demographic, will tell their stories about how road trauma has impacted their lives and will be rolled out throughout 2018.
How many excuses will it take?
A lot, apparently. When looking at radio, we decided to combine the key excuses that we were constantly hearing from our male target audience…and there were plenty.