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NY State Drink and drive commercial

Old 01-30-08, 07:38 PM
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NY State Drink and drive commercial

I just caught most of the commercial on tv during american idol lol. It showed some guy riding his bike around different places aand at a train crossing at night etc. I guess the message was, getting caught drinking and driving will force you to ride a bike around and biking everywhere sucks. Maybe I missed the point of the commercial. but I don't think so. Just as annoying as when people at work assume if you ride a bike in you must have been caught drinking and driving because who would do it just because they wanted to. Oh well just wondering if anyone else has seen this commercial yet?
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This one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhbhXoTBbZo
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No the guy was riding at night in the one I saw.
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I used to live in NY, and you can also get a DUI while riding a bike, or even a horse - if you're on a public road...
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I've been pulled over at night because the cop assumed that since I was on a bicycle I must have been drinking. (Either that or she was coming on to me.) She got up close to my face (presumably to sniff my foul, but still alcohol-free breath) and informed me that many people assume they won't get a DUI if they're on a bicycle, but they can!
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Originally Posted by maximushq2 View Post
I just caught most of the commercial on tv during american idol lol. It showed some guy riding his bike around different places aand at a train crossing at night etc. I guess the message was, getting caught drinking and driving will force you to ride a bike around and biking everywhere sucks. Maybe I missed the point of the commercial. but I don't think so. Just as annoying as when people at work assume if you ride a bike in you must have been caught drinking and driving because who would do it just because they wanted to. Oh well just wondering if anyone else has seen this commercial yet?
Actually the commercial in question was one regarding smoking. The premise was the guy ran out of smokes, found his car had a flat tire and took his daughters bike in a desperate attempt to get to the store.

But I can see how once again the thin skinned need to object. You'd find more sympathy in the A&S forum, they're always ready to mobilize over perceived injustices.

PS: If the thought of riding a bike shames just one individual to quit drinking, smoking or any other destructive habit that's just fine and dandy with me.
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No dobber that is not the commercial I meant. Nice try though. I saw the one you mentioned too.
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