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Pelican Pedestrians

Starring the voice of Deryck Guyler
1969

A man and his granddaughter are waiting to cross the road at a pelican crossing. He begins to explain how the crossing works...

Pelican Pedestrians (13K)

Grandad:

Now this is a

PEDESTRIAN
LIGHT
CONTROLLED
CROSSING
.

The

PELICAN CROSSING

To cross the road, you press the button and wait. Wait until the red man changes to the green man.

Close up of green man. Crossing makes beeping sound.

 

See? Yes, now if all is clear, we can cross.

They cross the road.

 

There we are. Oh dear, I've left me brolly behind.

Girl:

I'll get it, Grandad!

Grandad:

No! Stop! The green man is flashing.

Girl:

Ooh!

Grandad:

Yes. That means the lights are about to change.

Girl:

Ooh!

Grandad:

So you mustn't start to cross.

Girl:

Ooh! I see.

Grandad:

There's a good girl. Now remember, you have to wait until the red man changes to green. Then, if all is clear, cross.

Close up of traffic light is in cloud bubble above Grandad's head. Crossing beeps on green man as before.

Girl:

Ah!

Grandad:

Don't forget, when the green man flashes, it's too late to step out.

Oh, it's started to rain. [Sniffs.] Wish I'd brought me brolly!

There are two versions of this Public Information Film. In the first version, which can be seen on the re-released "Charley Says..." video and the DVD edition, the crossing doesn't beep; the pelican crossings didn't have this feature to begin with. The version with added beeping can be found on the first edition of the video, which has a red sleeve.

There was another cartoon to accompany this one, explaining how the crossings worked from the motorists' point of view.

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