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I was just watching a Subaru commercial where it showed a bunch of teenagers distracted by their phones almost about to get into an accident and the cars safety systems kicking in which got me thinking. When I was in drivers ed in the 90s they made us watch the blood and guts videos of what happens to human life in car accidents. I remember seeing a pedestrian after being hit by a car, people dead in their cars without seatbelts on, a guy with a pipe through his head due to an insecure load.

Do kids see the actual blood and guts ramifications of a poor decision while behind the wheel or is it yet another thing they are sheltered from today?
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Are you serious?? Showing little Tommy or Laura who identify as a toaster the reality of not paying attention and off their phone while driving......
I feel your pain.......
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Do schools even offer Drivers Ed anymore? I graduated in 83 and I don't remember any of those videos.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
I was just watching a Subaru commercial where it showed a bunch of teenagers distracted by their phones almost about to get into an accident and the cars safety systems kicking in which got me thinking. When I was in drivers ed in the 90s they made us watch the blood and guts videos of what happens to human life in car accidents. I remember seeing a pedestrian after being hit by a car, people dead in their cars without seatbelts on, a guy with a pipe through his head due to an insecure load.

Do kids see the actual blood and guts ramifications of a poor decision while behind the wheel or is it yet another thing they are sheltered from today?

It was fairly blan from what I remember. (1994ish). Granted it’s Canada and nobody wants to offend anybody
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AmazonPrime has old driver's ed scare videos:
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Snowflakes are too melty for blood and guts. It's all airbags,plush toys and no crash zones for them.
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No internet for the masses when I did drivers ed.....so we didn't have gory pictures. Most people in the town I grew up in did their drivers ed from this old guy in downtown Mystic....his name was Sam Lamb.
I do recall him being quite realistic though.

I think reality should be taught these days...what with cell phones and distracted drivers and more crowded roads, and distracted pedestrians. A lot more accidents these days.
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Local high school here puts a wrecked vehicle from a recent accident at the entrance of the school....pretty good reminder
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I had DE in the mid 70s. We watched 2 or 3 films with lots of gore. One film ended with a guy dying and turning blue in a crushed car. I can not imagine those films being shown today. That approach must have worked. My HS had 2200 students and I recall only 1 classmate dying in the 3 years I was there.
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My daughter just took driver’s ed. They showed them a ton of videos of car crashes and the aftermath. They also discussed what caused them and how to prevent it. Some of y’all comments make it very obvious you don’t have teenage children.
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I don't think I ever saw the 'blood and guts' movies when I went through Driver's Ed, even though it was through the school system. It was a pretty good system though. We even had simulators and a "proving grounds" that included intersections and traffic lights that we had to pass before going out on the road.

I do recall the movies being around though, but can't imagine any current public school systems getting away with showing it today without getting sued by plenty of the local parents for the "emotional trauma" that it would inflict in their kids, and hoping for a big payday in court
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
I was just watching a Subaru commercial where it showed a bunch of teenagers distracted by their phones almost about to get into an accident and the cars safety systems kicking in which got me thinking. When I was in drivers ed in the 90s they made us watch the blood and guts videos of what happens to human life in car accidents. I remember seeing a pedestrian after being hit by a car, people dead in their cars without seatbelts on, a guy with a pipe through his head due to an insecure load.

Do kids see the actual blood and guts ramifications of a poor decision while behind the wheel or is it yet another thing they are sheltered from today?
The guy with a pipe through his head was probably the same one I saw in the late 70's or early 80's (truck load of pipe in a crash?). There were a bunch of other crash ones that I barely remember, but the pipe one.........It was effective as I still think of it when securing loads today.
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The guy with a pipe through his head was probably the same one I saw in the late 70's or early 80's (truck load of pipe in a crash?). There were a bunch of other crash ones that I barely remember, but the pipe one.........It was effective as I still think of it when securing loads today.
Yup. The truck was in a ditch and I think it was blue?
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When the old man was in the AirForce he was in the safety dept.....and he had access to all those old highway patrol films of blood and guts pictures of all kinds of car crashes. They were shown to us dependents that were about to get our licenses.

We used to set the projector up and show them to all our friends....everyone thought it was sooooooo coool to see something that was always held back from us.

In 1963 I was in Miami for the summer as we usually were and on our way to Halulover pier to fish. We were stopped at a railroad track and a car got trapped between the gates and hit. It exploded and we all ran up to it. I'll never forget the jagged foot in the black Keds tennis shoe I saw as I was 20' or so away from the wreck....the rest of the people were so torn up it was hard to tell they were human.

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Yup. The truck was in a ditch and I think it was blue?
Can't remember the truck color but if I was any sort of artist I could probably still sketch a picture of the guys head with the pipe 40 years later. Probably the most effective safety presentation I have ever seen.
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With my 19 year old daughter and boyfriend....they showed some horrific accident scenes...however...if you were not strong enough to watch it...you could skip it...pansies
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Go join a local volunteer fire department you can see all that shit for free. I joined the local one we have. Made it very clear I’m not a blood and guts type of guy. But I am a very good flag person👍🏿
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
I was just watching a Subaru commercial where it showed a bunch of teenagers distracted by their phones almost about to get into an accident and the cars safety systems kicking in which got me thinking. When I was in drivers ed in the 90s they made us watch the blood and guts videos of what happens to human life in car accidents. I remember seeing a pedestrian after being hit by a car, people dead in their cars without seatbelts on, a guy with a pipe through his head due to an insecure load.

Do kids see the actual blood and guts ramifications of a poor decision while behind the wheel or is it yet another thing they are sheltered from today?

In my teen driving school, OH YES. We use Red Asphalt (look on youtube ) This is the VERY last thing we show them before they leave our 8hr classroom.

There are done my CA HWY Patrol of actual wreck scenes , have actually had parents call and THANK me for showing this to their soon to be driving teenager


Most times I just sit where I can watch the expression on their faces

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