This 1950 black and white film is one of a series of traffic safety films. It was produced for Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company by Traffic Safety Films Inc, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department. The focus of this public safety video is to encourage drivers to control their tempers, use patience while driving, and be aware of dangerous driving. The film begins with an Education Unit police officer opening a binder titled “Driver Irritations” (0:07-0:29). The camera pans past a 1940s Los Angeles neighborhood with cars, including a 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air Deluxe (0:30-0:56). A man in a vintage double-breasted suit comes out of his house, puts on his 1950’s hat, picks a flower and tucks it in his lapel, and gets behind the wheel of his 1940s Chrysler New Yorker Club Coupe (0:57-1:34). A delivery man in a 1940s Plymouth PT-105 pickup truck partially blocks his driveway. He pulls around it, driving over the curb (1:35-2:17). He waits for clearance to pull out into a busy intersection but a man walks in front of him as he goes to do so, and he narrowly pulls in-between the 1940s cars and trucks going past (2:18-3:11). More 1940s cars and trucks are shown, and the man adjusts his (unseen) radio and checks his watch (3:12-3:45). He gets stuck behind a pickup truck blocking the road, and honks his horn. The driver of the truck waves him to go around. He tries to change lines, and finally another driver lets him in (3:46-4:47). Another car is blocking the road while dropping off a woman (4:48-5:17). A car pulls out in front of him when turning, and he narrowly avoids hitting the other driver (5:18-5:50). A police officer directs traffic around an accident shown on the side of the road, as police paramedics bandage a man’s head (5:51-6:17). The sergeant from the education unit talks to the camera (6:18-6:36). The man walks out of an insurance agency, tucks his new policy into his suit pocket, gets into his car, and drives off (6:37-7:03). The video ends with the training binder being closed (7:18-7:27).
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