Mr Careless Goes to Town

IFI Irish Film Archive1949

Irish Film Institute

Irish Film Institute
Dublin, Ireland

A road safety film where Mr. Careless, usually a good law-abiding citizen, becomes a menace when he gets behind the wheel of a car.
Produced by the National Film Institute for the Department of Local Government in 1949 and directed by Liam O’Leary, this road safety film warns of the dangers of drink driving and the dire consequences that can result. Mr. Careless proves to be a most inconsiderate driver as he faces a series of scenarios where he fails to adhere to basic rules of road. His journey takes him from the Wicklow Hills and the village of Avoca into Dublin’s busy streets passing Christchurch, College Green and the Custom House. Though the tone is sometimes humorous, the message is very serious as the film promotes safe, alcohol-free driving and illustrates the perils of drink-driving with grim statistics.


  • Title: Mr Careless Goes to Town
  • Creator: IFI Irish Film Archive
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Location: Dublin/en

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