Tuesday, June 24, 2014

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses classic used in shocking new road safety campaign

The Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” is being used in a shocking new ad to promote road safety in Northern Ireland.

The Independent reports the commercial, which was created by Northern Ireland's DOE Road Safety, is designed to demonstrate how 28 children — roughly the equivalent to a primary school class — have died in accident caused by speeding cars since 2000.

"The aim of this campaign is to challenge and dispel, once and for all, through this emotional and uncomfortable message, the false perceptions that many road users have as to the truly horrifying consequences of speeding," said Road Safety minister Mark Durkan.

"This advertisement depicts very clearly and very starkly the risks involved when speed is a factor,” added Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “Most of you will find it shocking but the reality is drivers need to be fully aware of the potential consequences of their actions."

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” was the third single from Guns N’ Roses 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction.”

The song topped the US Billboard 100 after its release and remains the band’s first and only No. 1 US hit; it peaked at No. 4 on the Irish charts.

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