Well here's an extremely interesting, but also depressing note to history: 1959's "The ABC's of Walking Wisely" an "educational film" for children about how to cross streets safely. The film uses many letters of the alphabet and creative alliteration and name-calling to tell children of the dangers of their behaviors around motor vehicles.
The film is pretty disgusting in its portrayal of behavior of the pedestrians (kids dart out into the street with absolutely no reason for doing so), it makes fun of children and at times make the kids out to be idiots and most egregious - not once does it talk about the responsibility of the motorist. Even at one point the narrator warns, ".....show consideration for the drivers and be safe yourself..."
Yeah, it is like watching a horror movie. As they talk about "J" is for "Jaywalkers" crossing in the middle of streets and the "I" walker, the child who is so selfish he ridiculously just crosses without looking at all. But the worst is the "X" Walker - the shape your body makes when you become an "ex pedestrian".
The original cut on this film is 10 minutes, but I slashed it down to make it a quicker watch at 3 minutes. Recently, the Prelinger Archives made 6600 vintage films/clips/commercials/documentaries available for FREE to use in any productions. I took advantage of that.