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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:01 AM

'Get The F**k Outta The Road' Program Aims To Increase Pedestrian Safety (Profanity Warning)

WASHINGTON—In an attempt to address rising pedestrian deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new educational outreach program Monday to encourage people to "Get The Fuck Outta The Road."

The new billboards stress the importance of not being an unbelievable asshole, and paying attention.
The program began in selected cities this month with the distribution of pamphlets at each city's most dangerous intersections. It will also expand into national radio spots, televised PSAs, and, most importantly, word-of-mouth. Included in the pamphlets are tips on how every responsible pedestrian can learn to "Get The Fuck Outta The Road," including "Move your ass!" and "Look where you're fucking going for once!" as well as an instructive diagram for removing one's head from one's ass prior to stepping into the crosswalk.

NHTSA officials say they hope the program will eventually branch out to include elementary schools with the child-friendly program "Hey Kids, Get The Fuck Outta The Road!" which will feature a mascot called Tire-Tread Teddy.

"Our studies show that a large majority of accidents were caused by a direct failure of the pedestrian to not step right in front of a goddamned bus," program director Drew Dawson said during a press conference to announce the NHTSA's new website, MoveItOrLoseItAsshole.com. "We designed this program to be an easy-to-understand informational tool that will hopefully get these geniuses to pay some fucking attention."



http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-get-the-fuck-outta-the-road-program-aims-to-in,2442/

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joeybee12 Apr 2012 OP
xchrom Apr 2012 #1
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #2
HappyMe Apr 2012 #3
yardwork Apr 2012 #4
izquierdista Apr 2012 #5
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #6
flamingdem Apr 2012 #7
Roland99 Apr 2012 #8
4th law of robotics Apr 2012 #9
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #10

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:02 AM

1. YOU FUCKING DIPSHIT...

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Response to xchrom (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:03 AM

2. Move it or lose it asshole.com!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. lol!



Love The Onion.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:04 AM

4. I love this particular guy who writes for the Onion!

knr

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:12 AM

5. Hey! I'm walking here!

 



Up yours, Onion!

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

6. Ah, before Jon Voight drank the teabagger kool-aid! nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:35 PM

7. Good idea!

That would save lives!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:43 PM

8. Coulda used that one around here this morning!!

Taking my brother-in-law to work, some real estate agent who was way too preoccupied with her cell phone conversation walked across two lanes of traffic, oblivious to a Mercedes heading for her who had to hit his brakes pretty hard to keep from turning her into a new hood ornament on his car.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:11 PM

9. Ah damn, it's the onion.

 

that would actually be a good program.

And maybe point out that finishing your cellphone conversation isn't more important than taking .05 seconds to look both ways before walking across the street.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:24 PM

10. They sort of cover that...

"By the third time you tell a pedestrian to get outta the road, they're already on their fucking cell phone again."

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