You can’t say that on television

More specifically, Toyota can’t say this on British television:

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority objects to this spot, because it ostensibly promotes unsafe driving. Toyota, of course, disagrees. And if you ask me, HM Government is upset because of the manifest lack of respect for the omnipresent video-surveillance cameras along the motorway.

Incidentally, you can’t get this car Stateside unless your Toyota dealer also sells Scion, in which case you ask for the FR-S — or you could blow them off altogether and pick up the mostly-identical Subaru BRZ.

To borrow a phrase: “This city was once colourful and full of life; now it’s lost its colour, and the life died with it.”


  1. Lynn »

    16 November 2012 · 3:57 pm

    If they object to that it’s a wonder they haven’t banned Top Gear.

  2. CGHill »

    16 November 2012 · 4:00 pm

    Don’t encourage them.

    You must remember, the Brits occasionally have odd ideas about what’s inappropriate. The BBC raised holy hell over the Kinks’ “Lola,” not because of its semi-seamy subject matter, but because there was a mention of Coca-Cola in the lyrics, which they deemed to be an advertisement.

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