English Culture Videos

"Traffic Safety"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

People often don't pay attention while they drive because they are sometimes _____.

Randall sometimes wishes ______.

One suggestion that Randall gives runners and walkers is to ______.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Describe the traffic conditions in your country during rush hour. Explain your answers.

  • Do drivers follow the speed limits? If not, how much over the speed limit do people sometimes drive?
  • Do drivers use their turn signals when the change lanes in the road or when they turn?
  • Do drivers come to a complete stop at stop signs, or do they roll through intersections?
  • Do people where helmets when they ride motorcycles or bicycles?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and right behind is a stop sign. It's actually a four-way stop, and one of the things that I notice as I often go running is that people really don't often pay attention. They're sometimes eating a sandwich or drinking something or playing on their cell phone, and it's really dangerous. And sometimes I wish, I wish I could just scream or say something, but probably the best thing is to just pay attention to what are you're doing, wear bright clothing so they can see you, so when they don't stop, your safe.