Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive
A road safety film aimed at schoolchildren.
A dramatised story of schoolchildren walking to a hospital to visit a friend who has been injured in a road accident. En route to the hospital the teenagers exchange stories of accidents and near accidents that they have been involved in. These scenes are shown in flashback and used to illustrate principles of road safety for cyclists by demonstrating good and bad practice. Their route takes them along Leyton High Road and ends at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone. The flashbacks meanwhile take place on the suburban back streets around Leyton.
Road Safety Officers' National Films CommitteeThis film is part of the following gallery:Road Safety Week
United Kingdom; England; London; Waltham Forest; Leyton; Leytonstone
Public Information Film
Drama; Educational; Transport
Director: Paul Cole; Script: Lyndsay Camp; Photography: Andy Shuttleworth; Editor: Derek Oates; Sponsor: General Accident; Sponsor: Department of Transport
Available from Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive
in 5 different formats
Riding for Real
A compilation of three road safety films sponsored by Gulf Oil aimed at their younger motorcycle-riding customers.
The human factor
This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the unpredicatability of human behaviour which is the issue. 3 segments
A road safety film by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). A series of incidents showing bad behaviour by motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and users of public transport are staged on real roads in urban and rural settings, in an attempt to promote better habits.
Erith Road Safety
Road safety demonstrations for local school children in Erith. Street scenes in the locality reveal a wide variety of traffic, including horse-drawn milk floats, workmen pushing hand carts, motorbikes and vintage cars. The local police force provide demonstrations in schools, and a comical sequence reveals the dangers of crossing the road carelessly.
A Future for the Past
Alternative names: FUTURE FOR THE PAST - ACTION NOW IN CONSERVATION. Made by World Wide Pictures for The Civic Trust in association with the Department of the Environment and The Pilgrim Trust.
The First Day
A promotional corporate video for the East India Dock development at Leamouth.
Aimed at teenage audiences, this drama features Max, (who has cerebral palsy and is played by John Hurt) who nearly gets run over by a moped whilst walking home. Max befriends the rider and is taken to his club, is introduced to his friends and has an enjoyable night out. Thereby contact is made across the able-bodied and disabled groups and a friendship is formed. The band playing at the club are The Impacts. 2 segments.