I recently saw a commercial on television, sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, that addresses motorcycle drivers drinking alcohol.

It shows a man drinking a beer, getting on his motorcycle, putting the bottle down on his driveway and riding off.

If they are trying to get the message across that it’s a bad idea, perhaps they should have changed the ending. Here they are explaining what not to do and why, yet the last scene of the commercial shows him driving away!

A more appropriate ending would have been to have someone come out of the house and not let him drive; or even better, having the driver realize it’s not a good idea and get off the bike. Promote what you say!

Vicky Bell