The ad, for the new BT Yahoo! Mail Beta product, showed two women in the convertible with the passing scenery blurred.
No complaints were received but the Advertising Standards Authority said it could be seen to ‘condone irresponsible driving’…Wha..?
They received no complaints at all, yet they see fit to lecture the company anyway, simply because their staff feel it's not 'showing the right message'?
When the hell did that become part of their remit?/facepalm
A spokesman for the ASA said: 'We considered that because the ad showed the car against a blurred background and was headlined "Faster is funner", speed was the key message of the ad.
'We concluded that the combination of the headline and the image, portrayed speed in a way that might encourage motorists to drive irresponsibly and could therefore be seen to condone anti-social behaviour and irresponsible driving.
'The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Yahoo! not to portray speed in a way that might encourage motorists to drive irresponsibly in future.'
Hey, those cuts? Clearly, there's more to be made. Start here, please.