Title Details

Kill as We Go

A road safety film illustrating the dangers of careless driving and negligence in vehicle maintenance.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : John Heyer
Director : George E Hughes |
Bullock team pulling load of logs through bush driven by man walking behind cracking whip. GS draughthorse team led by man holding reins pulling hay piled on cart. WS horse team with hay side by side with man on tractor pulling cart of hay towards camera. Motor lorry carrying cars towards camera and flat-topped truck with load tied on back past camera.
Access No. 121248 | 1 min 16 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS rural landscape. School bus coming to hat and children piling out while others arrive by bicycle. WS children leaving bus and walking through schoolgates. Pan to timber school building with children in playground. WS District Nurse visiting two mothers each with a child, one with bandaged arm. High shot over hilly landscape with road winding through.
Access No. 133977 | 1 min 2 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS car along country road away from camera. High shot over rural valley. GS older family getting out of car in bush and MS walking to Sublime Point viewing platform overlooking landscape below. Pan across view to coastline. MS tractor and scoop and large timber lifter in timber mill. VS road grader, men with mobile concrete mixer, road sweeper and WS double decker bus along street. Pan across cars in outdoor golf club car park.
Access No. 133978 | 39 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU mangle of smashed cars and MS man lying motionless next to smash. VS busy scenes of men in newspaper printing factory. MS man collecting newspapers from sorting machine and CU of headline and photographs of car accident wreckages. CUs headline banners and clipping headlines. Various exteriors of hospital buildings and MS speech by Mr C F Gall from Canterbury District Hospital with surgeons in attending meeting in boardroom addressing road accidents.
Access No. 133979 | 1 min 36 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS traffic in busy Sydney city street and POV from car driving in traffic. VS crowded city streets, traffic and pedestrians crossing road POV driver. Note building signs Saunders. Examples of dangerous driving with track following rogue driver overtaking dangerously and near accident as it ignores hand signal from car in front. VS couple in open top sports car kissing whilst driving and having near collision with oncoming car running other car off road.
Access No. 133980 | 49 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS traffic at intersection near Glebe Post Office with near miss as car crosses in front of another vehicle. MS people looking at results of collision. MS pedestrians crossing busy city street. Note building signs for Gowings and Morley Johnson. CU precautionary Ôslow' sign and CUs of various lollypop signs. GS and MS of speeding car, CU of silent cop traffic dome and car making dangerous turn across cop.
Access No. 133981 | 46 secs | 1940s | Glebe, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU traffic light and car speeding in lane next to slowing tram. Cut to GS of hit victim on road being attended to by tram driver, bystanders and driver of car. VS cars travelling along country road. WS open top sports car speeding along country road towards camera and approaching then overtaking another car seen from various angles. Sports car forcing other car off road as and oncoming car approaches. Sports car driver goes to the aid of hurt driver of car in bush. MS passenger with baby.
Access No. 133982 | 1 min 2 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS car along country road towards camera. VS driver inspecting faulty brakes of truck before getting in next to passenger and resuming driving. VS truck driving along bush road and CU to foot pumping faulty brake past road signs warning of curves and road junction. Track of car speeding along towards truck. Cut away to truck driver preparing for impact then resultant crashed vehicles. CUs spinning car wheel and arm of lifeless victim in car.
Access No. 133983 | 1 min 13 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS and MS of Mr C F Gall from Canterbury District Hospital conferring with surgeons in boardroom discussing road accidents. Speaker on desk buzzes and voice calls for doctor to attend theatre for urgent accident case. MS unconscious man being lifted from back of ambulance. WS buses and busy traffic in city street with Morley Johnsons sign visible on building.
Access No. 133984 | 31 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS previous two accidents and opposing cars approaching road intersection using hand signals to negotiate turning. WS schoolgirl holding hand of younger brother about to cross road as car approaches and stops for them signalling them to cross.
Access No. 133985 | 1 min 6 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |