• Short Summary

    IN THE HOPE OF CUTTING THE DEATH TOLL ON THE ROADS, FRENCH TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES ARE BRINGING INTO USE A NEW ROAD SIGNAL -- AN ELABORATE SYSTEM WARNING MOTORISTS OF ICY CONDITIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CARS TRAVELLING AT SPEED
    0.06

    2.
    GV PAN FROM ROAD TO CAR IN DITCH
    0.11

    3.
    GV PAN FROM ROAD TO ANTI-ICE EQUIPMENT
    0.16

    4.
    CU EQUIPMENT
    0.18

    5.
    GV PAN FROM EQUIPMENT IN BOX TO EQUIPMENT ON LAMPPOST
    0.24

    6.
    SCU DITTO
    0.28

    7.
    LV PAN FROM HIGHWAY TO POLICE STATION
    0.31

    8.
    GV INT. CONTROL ROOM OF POLICE STATION
    0.40

    9.
    SCU PAN FROM MAN PRESSING WAR NINS BUTTON TO MAP SHOWING AREA WHERE DEVICE OPERATING
    0.46

    10.
    GV PAN FROM ROAD TO ICE-WARNING SIGNAL
    0.54

    11.
    CU DEVICE
    1.00

    12.
    LV CARS PASS DEVICE
    1.05



    Initials IT/S/MGT/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE HOPE OF CUTTING THE DEATH TOLL ON THE ROADS, FRENCH TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES ARE BRINGING INTO USE A NEW ROAD SIGNAL -- AN ELABORATE SYSTEM WARNING MOTORISTS OF ICY CONDITIONS. ALREADY PROVING ITS WORTH ON A MAIN MOTORWAY SOUTH, IT WILL SOON BE INSTALLED ON ROUTES TO GENEVA AND TO WEST GERMANY.

    THE SYSTEM -- FIRST TESTED AT METEROLOGICAL STATIONS ON FRENCH AIRPORTS -- CONSISTS OF THERMOSTATIC DEVICES LINKED BY CABLE TO LOCAL POLICE STATIONS. AS SOON AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS TO DANGER FREEZING LEVEL, SIGNALS FLASHED AUTOMATICALLY GIVE POLICE THE ALERT. THEY IN TURN SWITCH ON, BY REMOTE CONTROL, BIG LIGHTED SIGNS ALONG THE MOTORWAY.

    WITH DIFFERENT LIGHTED PANELS INDICATING THE DEGREE OF FROST, THE SIGNS ALSO SHOOT A BEAM OF LIGHT ACROSS THE ROAD SURFACE: AN EXTRA PRECAUTION. THE SIGNS MAY SOON BECOME A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON ROADS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3RA8WGXZ4V7BC7SGBMVORNJ6J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RA8WGXZ4V7BC7SGBMVORNJ6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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