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Live and Let Live

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Live and Let Live
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A 1947 safety film using model cars to illustrate accidents.  Produced by Aetna Casualty & Surety Company.

This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).

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Duration: 10:15
Set in a toy tabletop town, this film uses brightly colored model cars and trucks to demonstrate a range of driving safety scenarios. The number of near-misses and accidents would make for an extremely violent film if real vehicles and people were used, but the models keep the feeling of mayhem at a distance. An unusual example of a rich tradition within the safety film genre: the tabletop model.
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