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VIDEO - Ramona Pierson on Being Hit by an Impaired Driver

TED Talks challenge fascinating thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Ramona Pierson was crossing the street when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck her in the crosswalk. She spent 18 months in a coma and then was placed in a senior citizens home to recover.

VIDEO - Whodunnit?

video iconWe all like to think that we are observant and as safe drivers, nothing should get by our eagle eyes. However, there is a feature of how our brain processes what we are seeing called situational blindness. This video from the UK is actually part of a cycling safety campaign and shows how much the scene in our visual field can change without us noticing.

VIDEO - Bloody Idiots Christmas 2011

video iconAnother great video from Austalia's TAC Victoria that is part of their anti-impaired driving campaign for Christmas 2011. Well known for not pulling any punches, these videos graphically illustrate the perils of impaired driving.

VIDEO - The Five Pillars of Road Safety

Video SymbolA short video introducing the five pillars of the Global Plan for Road Safety. These pillars are Road Safety Management, Safer Roads and Mobility, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users and Post Crash Response.

VIDEO - Winter Tire Demonstrations

Tiresmart TireTransport Canada, the Automobile Protection Agency (APA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC), teamed up to create a series of videos that clearly demonstrate how winter tires drastically improve driver safety when compared to all season tires or a mix of winter and all season tires.

VIDEO - 120 MPH Crash Test

VideoJoin the folks at Fifth Gear as they crash a Ford Focus into a barrier at 120 mph or 193 km/h. After you take a look at the result, remember that a two vehicle head on crash at freeway speeds here in BC is somewhat the same. Two vehicles coming together at 100 KM/H each is the energy equivalent of this car striking the barrier at 200 km/h. Regardless of the circumstances, you don't want this to happen to you.

VIDEO - Emergency Vehicles and Roundabouts

VideoHave you ever met or been overtaken by an emergency vehicle with lights flashing and sirens wailing when you were navigating a roundabout? What to do? Well, a roundabout is just another type of intersection, so you must immediately move out of it, stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle or vehicles pass by.

VIDEO - Pictures of You, Ryan's Story

VideoThis is one of four videos, part of the Pictures of You anti-speeding campaign conducted by the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia. TAC's goal is to make speeding socially and morally unacceptable to the Victorian community.

VIDEO - Which Side of the Car do You Exit on?

VideoThis Dutch Hyundai Velostar advertising video (subtitled in English) could really make you think about which side of the vehicle you exit on. In this case, the Hyundai concept is that you cannot exit on the driver's side because there is no rear passenger door there, forcing passengers to exit on the safe side.

VIDEO - You're Probably Not Expecting a Child to Run Out On the Road

VideoEven though this is a year old, it is still an interesting video. Here is the description provided with it on YouTube:

Marking the back to school term, Preventable together with BCAA Road Safety and the District of West Vancouver have launched an optical illusion geared to making drivers slow down at high-risk intersections.

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