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    1939 car safety device - GIF

    1939 car safety device.


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    The deployment required the driver to be paying attention to his driving and quick action something that may have been possible with the drivers of 1939 but the drivers of today can't even apply their brakes without a sensor doing it for them
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    But with todays sensors, this might actually work.

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    We already have driverless cars: automatic transmissions, cruise controls, radi,o screens, power steering, power brakes, blindspot detection ,auto braking -you get it.

    This film is on a par with the guy testing the bullet proof vest. Search [man testing bullet proof vest] I was surprised how many of these there were.

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    This one is really satisfyingly archaic. The assumption that the car will never go more than maybe 20 MPH, the fact that the pedestrian is distracted by reading a newspaper while crossing the street (not exactly the primary means of distraction these days). No part of the pedestrian (save the bottom of his shoes) contacts the road; he doesn't even drop his newspaper.

    Driver is on the wrong side of the road? And then exits via the passenger door!?

    And the man "motoring" the vehicle is clad in a jumpsuit, perhaps to indicate his position as a mechanic of some sort?

    It's interesting to note that the term jaywalking originated with jaydriving - a reference to people who drove cars or carriages on the wrong side or part of the road. The word "jay" described a naive or inexperienced person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Driver is on the wrong side of the road? And then exits via the passenger door!?
    I believe the watermark on the clip says "British Pathé" which would explain driving on the left and exiting the car from the starboard side.
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    Marv's right, it's a film clip intended for the Empire. Jolly Ol' England or not, they're still driving on the wrong side...lol.
    You'd think they would standardize, being as the U.S. and Britain wrote the Navigational Rules of the Road. Only in use world freakin' wide. And basis for automotive right of way, managing traffic, etc.


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