Story: Street life


As motorised traffic began to dominate streets, pedestrians had to be ‘educated’ to keep off roadway. This 1952 government road safety film, Pedestrians or jaywalkers, uses a series of comic incidents to warn pedestrians about carelessly stepping off footpaths.

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Reference: Pedestrians or Jaywalkers? National Film Unit, 1952

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Pedestrians give way to cars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010