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Red Asphalt Safety Video. Anyone familiar with it?

I'm trying to locate a driver education video called Red Asphalt. There are actually 5 of them in a series, the first one in the 1970's I believe, and now in 2006 they've released Red Asphalt V.

It's a "faces of death" kind of video produced by California traffic officers that actually shows the aftermath of accidents in complete and graphic detail.

I found it online to purchas for home use however I'm looking for a version that is already online that I can link to a message board and show others. I thought I found what I was looking for here, http://webtrafficschool.com/wts/free...ach_movie2.asp


However it won't load. Anybody know of an online source to watch the video? I googled it and yahoo'd it on "Video" but came up dry.




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I have to watch them when I get my permit in 6 months . I hear they're gross beyond words.

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These videos do not appear to be in the public domain.

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Yes, I grew up in CA and watched it in Drivers Ed class. Made me feel like throwing up. It's disgusting.
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I was forced to watch these in drivers ed when I was in high school. (OMG has it really been 20 years?) Scared the crap outta me!


Sorry no clue where to get the video.

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Some incredibly graphic pictures of a fatal Ferrari accident were posted on FerrariChat while back. Really horrible but I understood the motives of reminding people to treat vehicles with respect. If you're looking for these kinds of images rather than that specific video (which seems like it isn't available in the way you want) then I could try and find them again.
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Please not here.

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I had not planned on posting them here.

Are they that gross/awful?

I intended try and find the video to present in a thread about a local cruise not too long ago where several teen and early 20's drivers passed others in blind curves and other very serious actions. They do not seem to understand why this is a bad idea ( which is beyond me), and nobody can seem to talk to them about it. I was watching Discovery channel one afternoon and saw this video being used to teach "street racers" what can happen. I thought it might help out to show some young drivers. I've not seen them myself.

If anyone has it, I guess PM me?




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Oh I wouldn't put those here but would have provided OneFastLotus with the link privately.

Then again people of that age would just dismiss a ferrari accident as something not applicable to them I suppose.
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Some incredibly graphic pictures of a fatal Ferrari accident were posted on FerrariChat while back. Really horrible but I understood the motives of reminding people to treat vehicles with respect. If you're looking for these kinds of images rather than that specific video (which seems like it isn't available in the way you want) then I could try and find them again.

I've seen those pictures, they circulated around. I'm not a fan of sites like rotten.com etc, but I figured that something produced by the Highway Patrol would be done in some degree of taste and obviously with family permission.




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Oh I wouldn't put those here but would have provided OneFastLotus with the link privately.

Then again people of that age would just dismiss a ferrari accident as something not applicable to them I suppose.
On the contrary, there were several Ferrari's on this drive.




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You might want to look for the originals too, Signal 30, Mechanised death, and Wheels of Tragedy.

I presume linked is Ok rather than posted? CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack.

(if not feel free to delete this link)
http://www.archive.org/details/Signal301959

these are just the imdb links, safe for most peeps.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260369/
mechanised death
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260173/
wheels of tragedy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332507/

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I think I had actually managed to block out the fact I was forcibly exposed to that video in High School myself. Did NOTHING to affect my driving attitude, but did put me off my lunch that day. At that age you just don't believe in your own mortality and the stuff on-screen is happening to "them", and would never happen to "you".

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Unfortunately, I remember in vivid detail the Red Asphalt movie I had seen. They had filmed car wrecks taking place and the aftermath of some pretty nasty accidents. Some of the footage was taken just seconds after a crash before any medical help arrived, so the people were still in the car and well very severely wounded. It really makes you cherish every moment that you're alive and at the same time scares the crap out of you.

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