Vintage Video: Night Driving Safety Tips For Trucker's Circa 1930's

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Night Driving Safety - for Truckers - 1930's

Knights on the Highway - The 'Six Rules for Night Driving' for truck drivers are included, relevant today. Nice footage of many freight trucks with their head lights on driving towards the camera, and roadside views at night. No extreme truckers here.

Night Driving Safety - for Truckers - 1930's Film

Inspired by a recent and "exciting" thread on the use of high beams, passing, and courtesy for the eye holes of other drivers, we dug up this beauty on night driving from the 1930's, presented by Chevrolet and the American Road Builders Association.

Produced in an era that still referred to long-haul drivers as the "Knights Of The Highway", this vintage film contains some good, relevant, general advice on night driving. They do, however, recommend using or blinking your "stop light" at night, as at the time brake lights were just becoming required standard equipment on vehicles, and were manually operated by the driver.

At the time, American truck drivers were known as the most courteous and safety conscious drivers on the highway, the "most expert night drivers in the world", according to American Road Builders Association President Murray D. Van Waggoner

"For dependability, endurance, courtesy, and skill, we will look far before we find the kind of drivers who handle themselves and their vehicles with greater safety then the men behind the wheel, of the big, interstate , trucks."

Skip to about the 3:00 mark if you want pass Van Waggoner's flattering intro to get to the nitty-gritty.

NO HIGH BEAMS! Forum Thread


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