• Short Summary

    While most of us may moan and groan about diving on icy streets, here's a story about a group of men who actually look forward to driving on solid ice, and enjoy it.

    (Suggested copy with film)
    At Clintonville, Wisconsin, engineers from the National Safety Council, Chrysler Corporation and other automotive groups, gather for the 14th Annual Winter Driving Tests.

  • Description

    While most of us may moan and groan about diving on icy streets, here's a story about a group of men who actually look forward to driving on solid ice, and enjoy it.

    (Suggested copy with film)
    At Clintonville, Wisconsin, engineers from the National Safety Council, Chrysler Corporation and other automotive groups, gather for the 14th Annual Winter Driving Tests. Working in temperatures ten to twenty degrees below zero, there's only one way to keep warm.

    First there's simple test to determine how far a car will skid when brakes are applied on an icy surface. This car was going twenty miles an hour when the driver hit the brakes. And even at the comparatively slow speed, the car slithers and slides almost three hundred feet down the frozen waste of Pine Lake.

    Here's what happens when brakes are applied suddenly, or are slammed on. The car skids out of control into a barrier. Now the safety engineer tries again. This time though he pumps the brakes steadily. The wheels show the results. The pumping action on the brakes slows the car down, but the driver retains complete control and manoeuvres smoothly around the barriers.

    Slides and skids, turn and spins are the order of the day. Here's what it feels like inside one of the test cars, as the engineers go all out developing new information on winter driving.....for safety's sake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA272FJ99D27ETIFQZB1074S8IV
    Media URN:
    VLVA272FJ99D27ETIFQZB1074S8IV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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