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Old 04-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can download or link to the new TV ads?
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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The lightboards on the Beltway and SH249 all say " Share the Road, Look twice for Motorcycles"
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #4
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The lightboards on the Beltway and SH249 all say " Share the Road, Look twice for Motorcycles"
They say the same on the boards around the loop. I would assume they all have that message displayed.
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Not when ur murdering the frway and demanding their attention^^^^
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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complete waste of taxpayer money.

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #7
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ban for being against spending money on cutesy commercials when I think the money can be better spent?

I just believe that instead of that, the money could be put towards more law enforcement of the laws that are already on the books. Pay overtime for police or even pay for another officer in a city. (I don't know how much is being spent.)

I just don't see how some twit driving their SUV is going to look up from their iphone long enough to notice the signs. Much less say "gee.....maybe I should put this down and start paying attention because that sign just reminded me that there are motorcycles out here".

I could be wrong though.

I would agree if they put those signs up there for this reason...
but they didnt!
so instead of wasting the signs that have ALREADY been put up....
why not?
i dont see how one guy taking 30 seconds of his day to post this could really cost so much money...
As a biker I prefer this message over the "12 min to beltway on i45" message
If your saying we shouldve used the money to put the signs up to pay police... i agree... but you shouldve done something about that then... they are already up.. so lets use them!
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I had to re-read the thread. If you're talking about the big electronic signs that usually say traffic then sure. Put PSAs on them all you want. I was referring to the tv commercials someone mentioned earlier and the overall "campaign". I've worked long enough to know that any "campaign" has to have management, marketing and other overhead expenses. Maybe my problem is I'm not aware of what all this campaign includes.
Maybe do some research then...
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The lightboards on the Beltway and SH249 all say " Share the Road, Look twice for Motorcycles"
I saw that last night - awesome!

Wonder if the guy getting squished in Dallas had anything to do with the billboard messages?
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They put all these other messages but nothing about motorcycles till now, and theres been over a dozen motorcycle accidents so far this year. Its about time!
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complete waste of taxpayer money.
first off, welcome to motohouston.

secondly, once you get a little riding experience under your belt you will appreciate those billboards.

third, you are a megadouche.
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I believe PSAs are free for non-profits or good causes. Also, I think through marketing research, a person has to see an "ad, bulletin, psa, etc" 16 times before it to actually register in their brain. Thus, I believe their campaign is wanting to imprint to watch out for motorcycles to the general public; therefore, hopefully, next time a cager sees a bike, they'll remember back to the ad making it a little bit safer for riders out there.

I don't have the stats on me now, but there have been tons of these sorts of "campaigns" done and they have been very effective in spreading awareness (e.g., smoking kills, breast cancer awareness, etc).

All in all, I'm just glad when I see one of these commercials on tv. Makes me feel all happy and giddy inside that someone cares
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Dunno about all that... all I see is a good photo op of this billboard, and two bike passing right beside it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:15 PM   #14
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The have signs and bill boards all over the Austin area.. maybe they just woke up and realized we have a couple bikes in Houston?
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Riding I-45 is giving me road rage. I almost die about 2-3 times per ride these days. It seems drivers have gotten worse in the last few years.

Just one more strength in my wife's argument to get me out of the saddle... I'm not happy.
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They put all these other messages but nothing about motorcycles till now, and theres been over a dozen motorcycle accidents so far this year. Its about time!
i wonder how many there actually have been... Houston has over 3 mill. ppl in the city/ surrounding areas. maybe 1 out of 200 has a bike?

so it's probably low but at least 15,000 bikers in houston area....

i'd say easily 100- 200 wrecks of some kind in 4 months. scary stuff !
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Dunno about all that... all I see is a good photo op of this billboard, and two bike passing right beside it.
lets get like 50 bikes... lol
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