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dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby prj45 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 22:04 pm

Sadly the campaign website appears to have been taken down...

http://road.cc/content/news/70235-dont- ... y-campaign

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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby First Aspect » Tue Nov 13, 2012 07:42 am

Who are we going to complain to now?

Does anyone know who instructed the PR firm? Or did they do their own PR?

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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 08:31 am

I like the standard excused/bullshit rolled out on what was the campaign homepage.
We're very sorry for the offence caused by our efforts to create debate around the critical issue of cycling safety.

We're hugely pro-cycling and have dozens of people who ride into the agency every day. We wanted to do something that would highlight the plight of cyclists on the road, as well as open up a debate about some of the less smart practices a minority of cyclists follow, like jumping red lights.

Again, we're sorry for the offence caused, it won't happen again.

For which you can read "Some of us know how to ride a bicycle, does that make it alright?"

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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby Asprilla » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:22 am

You can't knock the headline statement though.

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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby Koncordski » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:28 am

Meh, no biggie. I'll save my anger for TFL, they're the ones actively trying to kill us.
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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:34 am

Asprilla wrote:You can't knock the headline statement though.

Not at all. Just that it applies to all walks of life.

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Re: dont-be-stupid-twat-says-new-safety-campaign

Postby PBo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 07:31 am

Veronese68 wrote:I like the standard excused/bullshit rolled out on what was the campaign homepage.
We're very sorry for the offence caused by our efforts to create debate around the critical issue of cycling safety.

We're hugely pro-cycling and have dozens of people who ride into the agency every day. We wanted to do something that would highlight the plight of cyclists on the road, as well as open up a debate about some of the less smart practices a minority of cyclists follow, like jumping red lights.

Again, we're sorry for the offence caused, it won't happen again.

For which you can read "Some of us know how to ride a bicycle, does that make it alright?"

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