Title Details

Project Seatbelt

This program follows a group of young people who learn first hand what it means to ignore the basic protective devices in a car. When they visit the spinal injuries ward at a large public hospital we see the tragic consequences of ignoring primary safety rules.
Year : 1984 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Elisabeth Knight
Director : Philip Robertson |
CU painted clown face and CUs lit up pinball machine scoreboards. VS teenagers at pinball machines and playing video games in amusement parlour. VS teenagers on rides in amusement park. VS teenagers riding dodgem cars with statistical graphics appearing on screen relating to road crash deaths. CU sign "Fasten Seat Belts" and CU to video screen of racing car.
Access No. 147611 | 1 min | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS teacher in classroom teaching Australian Society and Culture with VS of students interacting in discussion on cars. VS discussion around wearing of seatbelts. Zoom in to MS of two teenage students standing on busy street intersection comparing their statistics on seatbelt wearing habits of passing cars. VS of other students positioned on footpath observing cars. MS two teenage boys interviewing driver in his car on his views on wearing seatbelts.
Access No. 147612 | 3 mins 5 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS teenage students interviewing police officer about the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt in a car accidents. VS group of students interviewing couple on their seatbelt wearing habits as they stand next to their car. Group of students at the scene of a car accident talking to ambulance officer as victims are treated for minor injuries. VS man having his hand bandaged. VS of students questioning ambulance officer on types of injuries seatbelt wearing accident victims sustain compared with those not wearing them.
Access No. 147613 | 2 mins 12 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photograph of car crushed in road accident and VS of teenage students looking at collection of photographs of road accidents in police rescue headquarters. VS police rescue squad officer talking to students about the circumstances behind some of the photographs. CUs of photographs. GS ambulance pulling away from casualty entrance of hospital. VS student interviewing doctor as they walk down hall regarding accident victims and seatbelts. VS of students and doctor conversing in emergency ward with GS of equipment with the doctor giving examples of the severity of injuries he'd seen from not wearing a seatbelt.
Access No. 147614 | 2 mins 37 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS students entering Traffic Authority of NSW Traffic Accident Research Unit building. Footage of crash dummies unrestrained in back of station wagon car with effects of accident impact on them seen from WS view and from inside of vehicle in slow-motion. Slow-motion footage of same accident with infant wearing lap belt in back seat of car and slow-motion footage from various views of lap held infant in front seat during crash enactment. VS of students sitting around table discussing the incidents seen in the footage.
Access No. 147615 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS experiment with crash dummy in Traffic Authority of NSW Traffic Accident Research Unit. VS of teenage students questioning experiment leader about the results which were exploring what happened when a seatbelt was not worn correctly. WS of students approaching Royal North Shore Hospital building. CU tilt down information board to sign for Spinal Unit. VS students in hospital spinal unit talking to young paraplegic road accident victims in ward. VS students with quadriplegic patient in rehabilitation unit learning to drink from cup and asking questions of unit worker. VS students sitting in courtyard talking to young patients who express their dismay at being dependant so soon after establishing independence.
Access No. 147616 | 3 mins 34 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Slow pan across students sitting on rocks and grass at waterside setting to two students singing song focused on road safety accompanied by another student on guitar. Interview with teacher asking singers about the motivation behind the lyrics. VS of students talking about issues around freedom and loss of freedom as a result of their experiences with road accident victims. VS teacher discussing accidents with students.
Access No. 147617 | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |