Demonstrates lack of caution by pedestrians which results in traffic fatalities: crossing in the center of the block, from between parked cars, while reading newspapers, etc.; hitchhiking in the street; and children chasing balls, etc. into roadways. Shows many scenes of traffic conditions in Los Angeles, California.
National Archives Identifier: 12371
Local Identifier: 69.58
* Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent)
September 2, 2022 Subject:
Close call...close call...then - BOOMP!
Vignettes showing mindless kids doing things in traffic. This smacks of Sid Davis (but I didn't see him in the credits).
At the end of my block was a busy street and across that street were two grocery stores a few blocks apart, well away from any traffic lights. In just a few years, as a young kid I remember at least 4 people getting nailed by cars including two fatal hits, one by my friend's dad. That was one dangerous street!
Dark and shady images here.