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Florida DOT's Method of Increasing Pedestrian Safety: Video of People Being Nailed by Cars

Oh, the things you can learn from state-funded advertising campaigns -- like drinking formaldehyde in science class looks strange.

Now, thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation, we know that being run over by cars looks like it really hurts.

The FDOT is launching its new "See the Blind Spots" campaign, complete with a website and ads on TV, radio, in print, and in the great outdoors.

The website's up and running and features a video compilation on the home page of people getting nailed by cars -- complete with a "may be unsuitable for small children" disclaimer.

The site also has instructions on how to cross a street, how to ride a bike, and the fact that a man whose stomach is full of wings and beer still weighs less than a Scion tC. It also assumes you'd be less likely to walk out into the street if there were, say, an elephant, tank, or train rolling down the street.

Facts are being dropped, folks.

Anyway, here's that video we promised of people being run over:

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