Thursday, 25 November 2010

Road safety films: How Well Have You Trained Your Child?, Ghost of a Child, Pedestrians.

I don't have any dates or credits for these three shorts, which can be found on the second Charley Says DVD. According to the sleeve notes they form a series entitled Road Safety: Pedestrians No. 1.

There's also a Road Safety: Pedestrians No. 2, which I covered here.

"Sooner or later dawns the day when your child takes off on his own."

"His safety on the roads depends on your teaching. Have you done a good job?"

"Not too near the curb, now."

"Playgrounds are for playing, not main roads."
"A car is a machine; it can't stop as quickly as a little boy, so wait."

"Remember your curb drill. And if you can't see what's coming don't try to cross."

"And at schooltime the patrolman will help you across."
"Teach your child to make use of patrolled crossing or traffic lights whenever possible."

"And at the end of the day, when school is out, your child will come home safe and sound."

"This is the ghost of a child."

"This is the room and garden where it played in safety."

"This is the garden gate, the path of adventure..."

"...the unpredictable impulse that ended in..."


"Children under five are too young to understand danger. Never allow a child to go out in the street alone."

"Let it learn road safety from your own example."

"An open gate is an invitation to disaster. See that yours is shut."

"More than anyone else, the under-fives need protection and teaching, but they can learn about road safety faster than anyone else. So let your children learn and live."

"You are gambling with death whenever you cross a road without thinking."

"Over 63,000 pedestrians are killed and injured a year on our roads. 42,000 accidents are caused by stepping carelessly into the road."

"Please look, listen and think before you cross the road."

"Use pedestrian crossings wherever possible. But be especially careful where your view is masked by a stationary vehicle."

"Don't forget: a little thought can save a lot of lives."

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