• Short Summary

    Good item showing careless drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, and how to avoid being one!

  • Description

    Titles read: "SAFETY - FIRST AND LAST!"

    Location of events unknown - could be outer London or Kent?

    Several shots show careless driving, with cars overtaking two at a time, another cutting in before the car in front just before one passes from the opposite direction, another tries to overtake just before a bend in the road. A car pulls out from the kerb without looking to see what is coming, then does the manoeuvre the correct way. Another car jumps a red light.

    Two cyclists try to overtake a van on the inside and are almost squashed in the process. Four cyclists (2 girls and 2 boys) take up the whole of a country road by cycling side by side; they ride in pairs when a car tries to pass.

    Pedestrians walking three abreast along a country road are nearly mowed down by a car zooming around a corner from behind. They a safer way to do it by keeping close to the verge and facing oncoming traffic. A pedestrian walks into the road next to a parked van and is almost knocked down by a car. The same man is seen chatting to two girls, then stepping into the road without looking out for traffic. The two girls then try to cross at a Belisha crossing; one scurries across the road before a car has come to a halt, making the driver slam on the brakes.

    Commentator says "Today's slogan is walk, ride and drive with care" - the motto is displayed in the back of a car window.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1188.07
    Media URN:
    40935
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:22:00 / 01:13:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 476

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