Featuring Edward G Robinson, a show that was originally broadcast in the 1940 season (November 18, 1940), but I have it as also being aired on this date as well.
Steve Wilson stands by the news ticker that spouts raw facts about traffic safety. He makes it his personal mission to proclaim a campaign of safe, defensive driving skills.
Dramatizations are presented of common causes of car accidents. Distractions that relate to vanity, talking to each other in the car, Hit and run, drunk driving, and more.
When one of the car crash cases goes before the judge, Steve is on hand to get the sensational story, and drama. The wrong man is facing charges for the crash into the bus full of school kids. He only crashed with bus in order to avoid another car. A car where the driver has fled the scene, leaving the man to take the full blame.
It’s looking bad for the man, and even Steve doesn’t believe him when he tells of the mystery car that he was swirving to miss. Steve uses his reporter’s curiosity, and tracks down the aledged car that fled the scene.
Always in pursuit of the truth, and not afraid to admit that he’s wrong, Steve goes public and reports over the radio about the mystery car. He approaches the woman, so she can do the right thing. Will she? Steve lays on the guilt trip, and preaches common sense, but the woman is too much of a coward.
Will her husband, a judge, be able to convince her? Justice is done in the end, with the moral lesson to take care while driving, lest one moment of weakness cause a lifetime of grief.