• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND NEARLY 1,000 INJURED ON FRENCH ROADS DURING THE PAST THREE DAYS DESPITE FRANCE'S MOST RUTHLESS MEASURES EVER USED AGAINST DANGEROUS DRIVING.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND NEARLY 1,000 INJURED ON FRENCH ROADS DURING THE PAST THREE DAYS DESPITE FRANCE'S MOST RUTHLESS MEASURES EVER USED AGAINST DANGEROUS DRIVING.

    PROVISIONAL CASUALTY FIGURES FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, INCLUDING YESTERDAY'S (MONDAY) FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION HOLIDAY, ARE 102 DEAD AND 998 INJURED, OF WHOM 360 ARE IN A SERIOUS CONDITION. THE FINAL DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE MUCH HIGHER.

    SOME 43,000 POLICEMEN, MANY IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES AND UNMARKED CARS, WERE MOBILISED THROUGHOUT FRANCE TO TRACK DOWN DANGEROUS DRIVERS.

    SPECIAL ROADSIDE COURTS ALSO SAT WITH POWER TO REMOVE A MAN'S DRIVING LICENSE ON THE SPOT AND CONFISCATED HIS CAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3SI78U0QU163FQHO7LTBWWLAH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SI78U0QU163FQHO7LTBWWLAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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