• Aug 15th 2007 at 7:29PM
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The feds are so intent on having you check your tire pressure that they're willing to sacrifice toads in the process. Well, not really, but the new NHTSA ad campaign takes a strange tack to inform consumers that summer weather is Hell on tires.

The PSA, posted after the jump, portrays a number of frogs bursting into thin air as the Aussie British voice of God explains the perils of high temps, overloaded vehicles and underinflated tires on the safety of your vehicle. It's a strange, mildly awkward and somewhat insulting attempt to gain our attention, and if we had to guess, NHTSA might be receiving a letter from PETA in the near future.

[Source: NHTSA/Safercar.gov via InsideLine]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that ad was surprisingly bad for could have been made into a great gag. The timing was way off, the punchline surprise was too early and explosion effect was too minimal.

      And, the blonde chick checking her tires? I mean...get real.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I rather mean... get naked
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aussie != British

      I think you got confused.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, that was pretty weak. But I'll bet they deliberately made the explosion effect look as fake as possible to head off criticism. If it looked real, just think how many angry phone calls they might get from animal lovers and PETA-types!