Only Stwpd Cowz Txt N Drive - Don't Text and Drive Advert Programme

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Found 19th Jan 2010
Carefree 17-year-old Cassie Cowan bunks off work with friend Emma to cheer up Jules, who has found herself pregnant and dumped. Their simple car journey becomes a nightmare when distracted Cassie drives into oncoming traffic, with horrendous consequences.

Some of you may remember the advert that was talked about a few months back, about the girl who crashed whilst texting on the phone. The full 30 minute programme was on last night, iPlayer link in next post. It is certainly very well done, and i think it will be a giood educational tool

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Did not know it was on last night.

Just watched parts of it on iplayer (will go back and watch it all later).

What an totally stunning program and so well made and thought provoking.

I hope all those that think it is "fun" to use your mobile phone while driving take 30 minutes out of your life to watch it.

btw You may get more people reading this if you change the subject from "Only Stwpd Cowz Txt N Drive" to something else.

Many people may see this "txt speak" and skip quickly over it (like I nearly did) without realising what it is about.

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guilbert53;7590905

Many people may see this "txt speak" and skip quickly over it (like I … Many people may see this "txt speak" and skip quickly over it (like I nearly did) without realising what it is about.



I did think that, i'll have a look at it. :thumbsup:

Just watched it, really well made and thought provoking stuff. Gonna show it to my daughter later.

iplayer doesnt work for me as im at work atm, what it on panorama? so i can have a search later on

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numptyj;7591027

iplayer doesnt work for me as im at work atm, what it on panorama? so i … iplayer doesnt work for me as im at work atm, what it on panorama? so i can have a search later on



No, it was a 30min film, on BBC Three last night, the name of the programme is as in the title.

peodude;7591046

No, it was a 30min film, on BBC Three last night, the name of the … No, it was a 30min film, on BBC Three last night, the name of the programme is as in the title.



sweet, thanks!

Thanks for posting that, Should be compulsary viewing in schools,

agree with above

Very well done, but the mother not being allowed to shop at the store seems a bit unrealistic...

Getting it from TPB. Looks interesting.

InfernoZeus;7592730

Very well done, but the mother not being allowed to shop at the store … Very well done, but the mother not being allowed to shop at the store seems a bit unrealistic...



Not sure she wasnt allowed to shop there, only that people were unwilling to serve her or were too upset to serve her. In a small town I could see that happening as everyone would "know" (maybe not in a large city)

I think they were trying to show the wide ranging effects of an accident like this.

It is not just the accident itself but the effect it has on the driver, other members of your family, on other families and so on.

Perhaps a bit over dramatic, but it would certainly make kids and young adults think if shown in schools and colleges.

Had a quick scan and **** me it's graphic :shock:

watched last night, really worth while 30 min.

never again :oops:

i lold at the gimp in the chicken shop lickin chicken ha

and also the FAKE graphics used in the actual car crash, but i guess a younger audience at school or something might be taken aback by it

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numptyj;7605190

and also the FAKE graphics used in the actual car crash, but i guess a … and also the FAKE graphics used in the actual car crash, but i guess a younger audience at school or something might be taken aback by it



You'd prefer the crash to happen for real and them to show real injuries? Of course it is fake.

peodude;7608285

You'd prefer the crash to happen for real and them to show real injuries? … You'd prefer the crash to happen for real and them to show real injuries? Of course it is fake.



they probs could have made it look more realistic, when it was showing inside the car it just looked shockingly fake

i mean casualty and then kinda programs dont look that fake

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numptyj;7608334

they probs could have made it look more realistic, when it was showing … they probs could have made it look more realistic, when it was showing inside the car it just looked shockingly fakei mean casualty and then kinda programs dont look that fake



This was made on a tight budget for West Gwent police, Casualty have a lot more money to spend from the BBC

numptyj;7608334

they probs could have made it look more realistic, when it was showing … they probs could have made it look more realistic, when it was showing inside the car it just looked shockingly fakei mean casualty and then kinda programs dont look that fake



Reminded me of Final Destination 2 tbh.

You initially think 'Just acting so it won't affect me'

Then you realize it is based off a true story.

Then you realized these true stories are happening all over the place all the time

All these factors and it really hit home for me even though I don't drive!

Slightly surprised they sell 2/3 litre bottles of cider and Lambrini in the petrol station shops!!!

This should be shown on BBC1 primetime :thumbsup:

peodude;7608362

This was made on a tight budget for West Gwent police, Casualty have a … This was made on a tight budget for West Gwent police, Casualty have a lot more money to spend from the BBC



£10,000!
That is quite tight budget!

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Boom123;7615860

£10,000!That is quite tight budget!



It is when you consider they had to buy three cars, hire about 10 actors/actresses, not to mention sound crews, camera man, stunt men and make up people etc. etc.

johncas;7615774

Then you realize it is based off a true story.



Do you have a link to the news story?

Shengis;7616041

Do you have a link to the news story?



Apologies - Appears to be a fictional character (The court sentence bit at the end made me think it was true).

But it is true as it happens all the time to people, otherwise this film wouldn't be needed in the first place

johncas;7619147

Apologies - Appears to be a fictional character (The court sentence bit … Apologies - Appears to be a fictional character (The court sentence bit at the end made me think it was true).But it is true as it happens all the time to people, otherwise this film wouldn't be needed in the first place



Damn, I was hoping you were onto something there. I searched google to see if it was true and came up with a blank as well :oops:

Banned

worth watching then is it?

casparwhite;7620159

worth watching then is it?



50:50. Within minutes you want the 3 main characters dead anyway :lol:
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