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The best road safety videos from your childhood

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Remember singing along with the hedgehogs to ‘King of the Road’ back in the 90s? Sadly, not all road safety adverts have aged so well.

Buckle up for a trip down memory lane as we walk drive you through some of the most memorable - or most haunting in hindsight - road safety adverts of the last 40 years.

1. King of the road - 1997

After four decades of trying to terrify kids, the hedgehog ads tried a more light-hearted approach to road safety.

Though hedgehogs aren't exactly famous in that area.

2. SuperTed and Spotty in Cardiff - 1986

Before the karaoke hedgehogs, SuperTed took a break from Creepy Castle to teach his pal how to cross the road.

Altogether now: "Not behind the bus Spotty!"

3. The Flintstones - 1980

Who better than the Flintstones to teach us about road safety? 

Because if you get hit by a car made of stone, you’re going to feel it in the morning.

4. Children's heroes - 1976

Before friendly cartoons, they tried having glam rock stars like Alvin Stardust yell road safety rules at kids.

We can’t see Justin Bieber volunteering for this.

5. Dad's Army - 1976

What's better than learning your blinking pelican signals with the lads from Dad’s Army? 

Though Mr. Rogers should have known better.

6. Green cross man - 1975

In the 70s the Bristolian who played Darth Vader gave us the Green Lantern of road safety.

"I find your lack of road awareness disturbing".

7. Tufty the Squirrel - 1973

Before that, Tufty and the gang taught road safety with eerie animations and the clumsy Willy Weasel.

Green cross man would have a thing or two to say to naughty Willy.

8. The Blunders - 1971

The 70s also saw the mildly sexist Mr. Blunder combining comedy with causing mayhem on British roads.

The sort of chap you could bump into any time.

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