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Highway Mania
Description: Driver safety film narrated by Lowell Thomas that shows many examples of perilous driving.
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Clip #: TFA-307C
Length: 14:41
Year: 1937
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Subject: Automobiles
Original: 16mm
1930s, New Jersey, dangerous driver speeding and weaving in and out of traffic including driving on wrong side of road, treacherous driver causing collision between cars, car rolling down hillside, car driving through railroad barrier, train hitting car and pushing it down tracks, burning SS Morro Castle, hurricane causing destruction across Florida, floods of 1936, flooded bridge and houses, Lowell Thomas interviewing New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman and Commissioner McGee about dangerous drivers and road safety, New Jersey State Highway, divided highway, Cloverleaf, traffic circle, cloverleaf interchange, grade separation, roads designed to take traffic safely through junction, pins on New Jersey map showing fatal traffic accidents, good sportsmanship, sports players observing rules, golf tournament, horse racing, horses racing neck and neck, football game, traffic engineer showing Lowell Thomas accident reports and taking him out for ride to show examples of good and bad driving, car dangerously passing other cars on shoulder of road, car having to swerve around man fixing tire on car parked on pavement rather than shoulder, cars driving too closely together in heavy traffic, car cutting in and out of traffic, weaving in and out, car speeding, car driving wrong way on divided highway, cars swerving around car suddenly stopping on middle of road to read road sign, female pedestrians walking on road with backs to traffic, car dangerously passing other car on curve, car ascending hill dangerously passing car, sloppy passing on urban road, car passing on extreme left hand side of road, cars failing to get into proper lanes before turning, drivers using incorrect or made up hand signals, drivers using correct hand signals, near collision caused by driver who incorrectly formed third line at traffic signal, driver flying through unsignalized intersection without stopping first, car driving to beat red light by speeding through on yellow, person getting out on wrong side of parked car onto busy city street, car pulling away from curb without signaling, cars failing to give pedestrians the right of way, pedestrian walking in front of bus, children playing in street, Newark, traffic officer directing pedestrians crossing busy intersection of Broad and Market Streets, sign advising pedestrians to wait to cross until red right, pedestrians perilously crossing busy streets when traffic officer is not present, double parked cars almost causing accidents, perilous drivers compared to thrill seekers, stunt flying, auto racing, men standing on airplane wings in flight while playing instruments, airplane purposely crashing into building, human cannonball, motorcycle stunt driver purposely crashing into building, bull riding, montage traffic collisions, car falling down cliff, car rolling down hillside, grinning face of thrill seeking driver

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