There are tried and true anti-drunk driving campaigns and slogans we see year after year. For example, most of us have heard the slogans like “drive hammered, get nailed” or “sober or slammer” and other similar sounding messages the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has created over the years to raise public awareness. You have also probably the seen the billboard featuring a suspect blowing into a roadside breath test (RBT) saying “you just blew $10,000” in reference to the cost of getting a drunk driving conviction.
However, from time-to-time, a state agency or non-profit tries to come up with a new campaign to convince people to stop drinking and driving. Sometimes, things do not go according to plan. According to a recent news article from WSMV, one anti-drunk driving campaign proved to be too controversial and had to be suspended.
This taxpayer-funded anti-drunk driving campaign based in Nashville, Tennessee has caused people to become upset. The campaign involved creating bar coasters and signs for bar and nightclub bathrooms. They contain messages about “buying a drink for a marginally good looking girl.” On the back of the coaster, it warns the reader that if he would do this, his judgment is impaired and so is his driving.