Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Driver education

29 episodes, 1959, WCET (Cincinnati)

From WNET:

"This television series is based on the driver education program for the Cincinnati public school conducted for two years through the facilities of WCET.  Harry Rannum, driver education expert for the Cincinnati public schools is the host.  He uses film inserts, magnet board models, dummy automobile controls and rear screen projection to illustrate driving techniques. The series was produced with the counsel of an advisory committee of nine educators prominent in safety education appointed by the National Commission on Safety Education of the National Education Association. For its work in producing the program which served as the basis for this NETRC series, WCET in 1958 received a National Safety Council Award for exceptional  service to safety.  The same year, WCET was one of two stations in the country to receive the Alfred P. Sloan award for its contribution to public safety. It’s been estimated that 12,000 high schools conduct driver education courses for more than 1,000,000 future drivers, but in spite of this, more than 40 percent of the population reaching the legal driving age does not receive this type of training."

The series is designed primarily for classroom use but will also be effective with adults.