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FORGIVING HIGHWAYS
DN-RLB-032 Beta SP
Color
Documentary
1970
Color 1970 Department of Transportation informational documentary on design innovations which add to the safety of the nation's roads and highways. Crash barrier cushions, guard rails, medians, signposts, lampposts, etc. can all be designed in such a way that prevents fatal injury and irreparable damage in the event of a car accident. There are shots inserted throughout of these fixtures of the road as well as traffic on the roads themselves, and some shots of a virtually empty highway, POV moving car. The crash test footage is good, but crash test dummies are not visible. 00:44:53:00 Color 1970 Painted broken lines between lanes, POV slowly moving car. 00:45:28:00 Color 1970 Car accident car crash re-enactment: driver shields his head in fear, CU car drives off road, POV driver wrecked car impaled on lamppost. Accident scene. 00:47:56:00 Color 1970 Crash tests, good shots: car impacts an over-hanging break-away road sign, passes it safely 00:53:24:00 Color 1970 car impacts an over-hanging break-away road sign, passes it safely in slow motion 00:49:04:00 Color 1970 car crashes into concrete wall, slow-motion, car is wrecked 00:49:33:00 Color 1970 car crashes into orange oil drum cushion, slow-motion, car unscathed 00:50:13:00 Color 1970 car crashes into an inertial barrier cushion (sand-filled plastic drums), regular speed, car only slightly damaged 00:50:32:00 Color 1970 car crashes into hydrocell barrier cushion (water filled plastic cylinders), slow-motion, car is slightly damaged 00:50:56:00 Color 1970 car crashes into torshock attenuation barrier cushion (wire-filled cables), slow-motion, car is slightly damaged 00:51:13:00 Color 1970 car crashes into cellular concrete barrier cushion, slow-motion, car slightly damaged 00:52:24:00 Color 1970 car crashes into guard rail and is refracted back out to the road, slow-motion 00:53:37:00 Color 1970 car hits steel lamppost support, slow-motion, car is wrecked 00:54:00:00 Color 1970 car crashes into break-away lamppost, regular speed, car drives away unscathed. 00:51:20:00 Color 1970 VS Wrecked crash test cars 00:54:12:00 Color 1970 Wrecked crash test cars 00:58:06:00 Color 1970 Slow moving cars traffic on highway, CAM at raked angle on roadside, good shots
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