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Post# 983768   2/21/2018 at 20:40 (214 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Post# 983787 , Reply# 1   2/22/2018 at 01:02 (213 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
This should be seen

By ALL kids in drivers ed, On a lighter note...Man would I like to have those Cadillac ambulances!

Post# 983831 , Reply# 2   2/22/2018 at 10:39 (213 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Does Pa. still have

mandatory annual vehicle safety inspections?
My dad taught us safety is all upstairs, in addition to seat belts, etc.
Mom used to keep a dash magnet in the family station wagon that said speed kills.
Cars and roads are safer today, drivers, maybe not so much.
Crumple zones, air bags, except Takata ones, and break away sign posts, and safer guard rails and water barrel abutment cushions, digital warning signs, etc. all help.
In the late 60's, when the film was made, a collapsable steering column, laminated glass, and tint was state of the art in car safety.
A Chevy Impala had blinding chrome inside A pillars and windshield trim in 1964.
After a vacation trip to Michigan in 1965, my dad took his '55 Bel Air for Pa. inspection. I went with him. Being an inquisative 5 year old, I watched the inspector hoist the car up, and the front wheel came off the upper ball joint.
After we moved to Michigan the following year, I noticed how many cars there were with loud exausts, banged up fenders, broken lights or ones not working.
Not allowed in Pa. then.

Post# 983838 , Reply# 3   2/22/2018 at 11:06 (213 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember Signal 30 from Drivers' Ed. I still remember how the burned body broke in half as they were moving it from the car to the hearse.

Post# 983841 , Reply# 4   2/22/2018 at 11:29 (213 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Yup, PA still has the joke of all jokes, mandatory vehicle inspections

Post# 983947 , Reply# 5   2/23/2018 at 06:51 (212 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Ok, well,

we all have opinions, and ideas. had my dads car not been inspected that day, he or my family may have become an accident statistic too.
My grand parents had a 1960 Pontiac Starchief they drove to California in on the old route 66. They no sooner crossed the Chain of Rocks bridge in Mo., stopped for gas and an oil, coolant check, where a mechanic told them the car needed this and that, was unsafe to travel further in unless replaced. My grandma let loose on him.
"You might be a good mechanic, but you're a terrible liar, and not very observant, or you'd have seen the Pa. safety inspection sticker on my windshield dated last week. My grandpa let out a "disgrazziani" to the guy, which means a disgrace in Italian. Then proceded to tell him about all their Italian friends by last name who would be stopping by also as they drove out west. "Watch out for the ones with white shoes and black suits".
Their neighbors the Diangelo's were busted by the FBI for gambling in their home.

Post# 983949 , Reply# 6   2/23/2018 at 07:26 (212 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I believe that this IS one of possibly many flicks I'd seen in driver's ed...


That hi-way patrol vehicle van looks like some sort of gestapo to randomly stop your car to inspect right there on the roadway, at the first sight of something wrong...


And too bad, I shouldn't think about "cold Ethel" w/ all that nylon bursting out 'round her waist, (a drivers ed video showed something similar, among a series of mangled up bodies) but i think I'll retreat to my bedroom, to think about something a bit more consensual, now... (I'm feeling that "grip" around me, so--....!)


(My JC Penny review is buried among hundreds of others, in the Underscore Unmentionables, albeit, having to be G-rated to make it appropriate for them printing...)




-- Dave

Post# 983962 , Reply# 7   2/23/2018 at 09:16 (212 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

I got my driver's license at age 16 in 1965. We had two weeks of classroom driver's edu. and 4 weeks of behind the wheel in the 1965 Chevy Biscayne with a 3 speed on the column. Driver's edu. now is much more rigorous which is a good thing.
We saw a death film similar to this one. There was a section of it with a woman lying on the top of hood of a car with the hood ornament impaled on her cheek after she had gone through the windshield of the car.

Post# 983966 , Reply# 8   2/23/2018 at 09:32 (212 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Goes to prove, speed kills.

Post# 983982 , Reply# 9   2/23/2018 at 12:20 (212 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I remember when you HAD to take your road test with a Manual Transmission.

Quite the graphic film.

I recognized Falcon Van, Falcon Wagon, 2 Corvairs, Studebaker, 58 Caddy, and a 58 and 65 or 66 Caddy Ambulances. And I think I saw a Comet and a Dodge also.

Non hte less sad. But True.

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