With the arrival of cars came car accidents. This
collection of films
highlights the dangers of cars and unsafe driving and discusses
how an automobile can be a very safe place when treated with respect.
This DVD is a collection of nine films exploring all aspects of
auto dangers and safe driving methods that can be practiced to be
sure you are not a statistic.
This film has a run time of approximately 1 hour 46 minutes.
Here are the films contained in the DVD:
Stop Driving Us Crazy! (1959) - This driving safety film is done
from a slightly different perspective. Rusty, who is a spy from
Mars, visits earth and observes how much Earthlings disrespect each
other because of their bad driving. The film equates reclkess driving
with sin and goes on to educate on what are good safe driving techniques.
Signal 30 (1959) - Signal 30 is the classic shock and scare driving
safety film. It shows many bad car accidents that caused injury
and death - and shows the victims - all while the voiceover makes
it clear that they were at fault. This film, produced in cooperation
with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is quite graphic in its images
of violent accident scenes.
The Safest Place (1935) - This early safety film shows that the
automobile is indeed a very safe place to be - provided everyone
follows safe driving habits.
When You Know (1936) - The pre WWII film was created to show the
similar skill sets needed for both safe flying and for safe driving.
The Other Fellow (1937) - Driving safety the Edgar Kennedy Way.
This comedian acts as a reckless driver who puts a variety of other
drivers in dangerous situations and learns proper safety techniques
so that he is no longer "the other fellow" that everyone
talks about when they talk about bad drivers. The film teaches safe
driving through a variety of humorous lessons and is a refreshing
change from the crash and burn safety films of the era.
Live and Let Live (1947) - This odd safety film is created on a
table top set with model buildings, roads and cars which shows a
typical town with typical drivers. It demonstrates a variety of
driving scenarios and shows what happens when everyone follows the
rules and when someone does not follow the rules.
Safe Roads (1935) - This film compares and contrasts driving a
car on a road vs driving a railroad train.
Road Runners (ca. 1952) - Outlaw hotrodders become law-abiding
gearheads after a community organizes supervised racing clubs and
timing associations. Offers good shots of hot rods of that era.
None for the Road: Teenage Drinking and Driving (1957) - This film
highlights the effects of drinking and driving. It shows the effects
of alcohol on rats to show the damage of differing amounts of alcohol
and shows a story of teenagers who die when drinking and driving
because of the same adverse effects to coordination as shown by
Here are some sample images from the DVD