Greater Greater Washington

Post-turkey video: Dumb ways to die

This Australian video, which has gone viral worldwide, features a catchy tune and an amusing set of things not to do which can kill you. Get to the end and it takes on a decidedly transit-oriented bent.

As you discover, this is actually a PSA by Melbourne's Metro transit agency to convince people not to stand too close to train platforms or try to drive or walk across tracks.

Can you imagine a US transit agency, even one of the most clever like LA Metro, doing this? Wouldn't it be great if our US Metro agencies could be so clever?

David Alpert is the founder and editor-in-chief of Greater Greater Washington. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Dupont Circle. 

Comments

I just saw this elseweb, and it's hilarious an well-done. :D

by dcseain on Nov 24, 2012 1:33 am • linkreport

Its got a transit bent because Sydney metro was trying to stop its problem of kids doing fun/stupid things like surfing on the top of electric trains

by SJE on Nov 26, 2012 2:51 pm • linkreport

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