Disaster Specialist Claims Volkswagen Touareg Ad Reckless

Jane Yount, disaster response coordinator for the Church of the Brethren and president of the Maryland's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster calls the VW Touareg ad called "Stream" showing the vehicle effortlessly driving through 22 inches of water "reckless".

"I fear that decades of disaster safety education have been jeopardized, thanks to one hair-brained commercial on national television," said Yount. "The cardinal rule of flood safety is, never attempt to drive through a flooded road. I thought, 'Oh my goodness, people are going to see that and think they can drive through deep water."

I just can't believe there are so many people out there from so many ridiculous "cause" groups that can't take a joke, see humor, or realize people are not as stupid as they make them out to be. Of course people know you shouldn't drive through a lot of water. People are also intelligent enough to see the comedy in the ad. It's time for this idiotic, overprotective hand-holding to end and for all these "cause" groups to let us get on with our lives.

by Steve Hall    Aug-12-03   Click to Comment   

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