Narrated by Jimmy Stewart, this film is simply captivating. It is about taking small risks and thoughtlessly driving by consciously performing minor violations, writing them off as insignificant. Five people leave in the morning for school and work -- a young man driving a hot rod; a landscaper driving a broken down truck that is improperly maintained.; a newly married salesman who drives off after dropping off his wife at a bus stop reckless turning left without consideration for other traffic; an arrogant Doctor who is due in traffic court and later forced to attend a Driver Ed class; and a widow with two young children driving into the city to try to find a job. Only four come home.
If there is one lesson that stuck with me after watching this heart-wrenching film is that you should always leave in the morning telling your loved ones that you love them. Never take them or your own life for granted. It can change or end in a second!