Political campaigns utilising online media have proved relatively effective in recent years, so NSW motorists' organisation the NRMA is jumping on the bandwagon with its Roadtube site, designed to let motorists make their complaints about the nuisances associated with driving public. You can upload videos of your key motoring whinges direct to the site or leave a written comment; the NRMA is also organising three temporary video booths in various locations to let the non-tech-equipped have their say as well. Whether this will actually be more any effective than online petitions (or just general lobbying by the NRMA) is of course another question. (The NRMA also effectively claims copyright in your submissions, so if you're planning on doing more than just ranting straight into a webcam you might want to go straight to YouTube, which the NRMA is itself using for hosting, instead.)
NRMA Roadtube Site Lets NSW Drivers Whinge
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