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.