This film is part of Free
Only a Fool Breaks the Second Rule - Pile-up
A mysterious stranger foreshadows Death, but is good enough to give a handy driving safety tip along the way
Death walks the roads, clad in black. Public information films such as this often draw on film genre stylings to make you look twice and see the unnoticed dangers in everyday situations. Film noir music and shadows, thriller editing and horror surprises are effective shorthand to grab audience attention when brevity is key. A black-clad figure representing Death is common - sometimes silent, sometimes delivering impatient advice as if tired of us mortal fools.