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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday—Good For You, Good For 60's Bike Safety

Be Alert  •  Obey The Rules  •  Stay Alive

Don't get too attached to these kids

A little like the Hunger Games circa 1961.  Brought to you by the same folks who gave us high school driver's ed during the 1970's.  

I like the last page where they cover all of the other ways that kids could accidentally kill themselves, playing in leaf piles being one of them.  As if 24 pages of frame-by-frame fatal accidents weren't enough to scare the beejezus out of 1960's kids.  Perhaps, THE GUN the kid is waving around would be a greater hazard, but I guess no one got hurt until the truck transporting a gasoline drum, a box of ammo, and a carton of rat poison, backed over one of their heads and decided to spin a brodie.  

How we became a generation of helicopter parents

Pretty much every kid in this fun little safety booklet published by the Clark County Sheriff's Department Police Safety Council, bites it.  That's because all of the accidents portrayed in the cartoon vignettes are taken from actual police Dragnet, which ended two years before the booklet was published, but the message was the same—Don't be a dipshit!  And, the police are your friends!  Wheee!

Ralph Lamb, Sheriff, & Officer Runkie...a "tremendously interesting illustrated manual"

Check out the old-timey Vegas phone number:  SU 6-6620

All of the people in this booklet are either pink or no color.  This isn't the whole booklet, but here are some of the more entertaining pages...

Look out for that large, clearly visible man walking very slowly
across the extremely wide street!

"Another unnecessary death due to carelessness on George's part"—Way to go, George

Mary's luck runs out after she avoids the parked car, the bus & the potential kidnapper,
but gets nailed by the car.  The bike got crunched, but Mary jumped up,
dusted off her skirt, and took the bus home.  Girls rule!

The cyclist in this scenario apparently came back to life
only to be struck again by a second car..."crippled for life."

"...not the 'Hurt' type—it is the 'Killing' type."  

Don't be a smart aleck!

Beware of well-dressed older men lurking behind trees holding bags of candy

Strip Hotel Patrons 
Vintage downtown Vegas