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Ageist car ads?

I just saw a Hyundai commercial that showed someone playing a racing video game and crashing into everything, and then the voiceover said "X number of teen drivers will be on the road with you this year. Get a safe car with the new...". It makes me angry that blatant ageism like that is just accepted without a second thought in today's society.

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Re: Ageist car ads?

I've seen a few stereotyping commercials in the past that label teens as destructive, violent, crazy, etc. and it annoys me too. With advertisements, stereotypes are commonplace to use, however. In the past some commercials were focused on male-dominance, now ads make men look stupid while their wives go do whatever.

Slightly off topic, Charlie Brooker had a funny and informational episode from one of his shows on criticizing advertising guidelines (particular part was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXj6WMPMZM but you need to be logged in to see it ). If you don't know who he is, watch some of his episodes, you'll love 'em. He criticizes just about everything we hate about TV and the news.

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Re: Ageist car ads?

There are quite a few fuckheads at my school who completely reinforce the stereotype. One guy bragged about how he went 80 in a 35 zone without a seatbelt and almost crashed; another was bragging about how he managed to get to 110 on the highway. They ruin everything for people who aren't total dumbasses.
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Re: Ageist car ads?

The Desert Fox Wrote:I just saw a Hyundai commercial that showed someone playing a racing video game and crashing into everything, and then the voiceover said "X number of teen drivers will be on the road with you this year. Get a safe car with the new...". It makes me angry that blatant ageism like that is just accepted without a second thought in today's society.

Eh? It's probably statistically proven Teens have a higher chance of crashing.

What's not taken into account is why, and that is because of inexperience, raising age limits would do no good.

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Re: Ageist car ads?

Not to mention the Insurance company can give young males high insurance rates because they are young.

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Loxor Wrote:
The Desert Fox Wrote:I just saw a Hyundai commercial that showed someone playing a racing video game and crashing into everything, and then the voiceover said "X number of teen drivers will be on the road with you this year. Get a safe car with the new...". It makes me angry that blatant ageism like that is just accepted without a second thought in today's society.

Eh? It's probably statistically proven Teens have a higher chance of crashing.
It's also statistically proven that female drivers have more accidents per million miles than men. Should we let ads say that women aren't safe drivers?

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Re: Ageist car ads?

Car Insurance is also ageist. The rates for teens/young people are very high, and even higher if you're a boy.
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XplodingNoggin Wrote:Car Insurance is also ageist. The rates for teens/young people are very high, and even higher if you're a boy.

Indeed.

I realized how full of shit people are when my mom tried to actually justify the already crooked insurance companies being sexist and ageist.

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Re: Ageist car ads?

http://blog.youthrights.org/2010/03/08/compromise/
^ I think that sums it up quite nicely.

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