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Pedestrians or Jaywalkers? Short Film (Full Length) – 1952 Educational

Pedestrians or Jaywalkers?

Short Film (Full Length) – 1952 Educational

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This NFU public safety film takes a jaunty approach to a serious subject as it shows road crossing dangers via bad examples. Mis-steps include walking off the footpath carelessly, crossing the road at oblique angles, 'dithering', and over-confidence. The humour may be physical and the narration pun-filled, but the lessons remain relevant, as pedestrian accidents on Wellington's and Auckland's 21st Century city bus lanes attest. Despite the big question promise of the title there is no Socratic dialogue about crossing the road or any consideration of chickens.

The motorist usually wins because he’s got a tonne of steel behind him ...
– The narrator on the battle between pedestrian and car