Ohio DOT Warns Kids, Via Hilarious Optimus Prime Rap: Don’t Speed (?!?)

Uh, oh. Someone at the Ohio Department of Transportation has been making safety videos under the influence of who knows what.

Check out this cheaply-produced rap video, starring Transformer Optimus Prime, warning kids to … (drum roll, please) … drive safely.

Hey, ODOT, speeding is bad. But I have news for you: Kids don’t drive! They walk and ride bikes.

Maybe there’s a safety message you could provide about safely crossing the street or wearing bike helmets? Or does that violate your policy of only officially acknowledging car transportation?


The Best Amateur Music Videos in Support of Active Transportation

Transit and bike activists are creative folks. More and more young, car-eschewing millennials are making their case in amateur music videos. The result is funnier and more imaginative than anything you’ll find on basic cable. Check out this one from the University of Michigan. Production value, casting, script — this video is almost too good. […]