• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE LATEST MOVES IN THE RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST ROAD ACCIDENTS HAS BEEN STARTED BY THE POLICE AUTHORITIES IN THE BELGIAN CITY OF GHENT.

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    ONE OF THE LATEST MOVES IN THE RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST ROAD ACCIDENTS HAS BEEN STARTED BY THE POLICE AUTHORITIES IN THE BELGIAN CITY OF GHENT.THERE, MAJOR ROADS ARE BEING REGULARLY PATROLLED BY MOTORCYCLE POLICE WITH EXTRA LARGE SPEEDOMETERS FIXED TO THE REAR OF THEIR MACHINES.IN THIS WAY THE POLICE WILL REMIND MOTORISTS OF THE SPEED THEY ARE TRAVELLING.MAIN OBJECT OF THE EXPERIMENT IS TO CUT DOWN SPEEDING BY PERSUASION RATHER THAN PROSECUTION AND THE RESULTING TIME WASTED IN MAGISTRATES' COURTS BY POLICE AND MOTORISTS.

    THE EXPERIMENTS FOLLOWS THE RECENT REPORT OF THE INTERNAL TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE WHICH REVEALED THAT MORE THAN 65,000 PEOPLE A YEAR ARE KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENTS IN EUROPE.FIGURES FROM 17 COUNTRIES SHOWED THAT FATAL ACCIDENTS INCREASED BY 35 PER CENT IN SEVEN YEARS.OVER THE SAME PERIOD THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES ROSE BY 120 PER CENT.AUSTRALIA WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THE GENERAL TREND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4F8A844RRO2T9XAA2TFQV00AC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F8A844RRO2T9XAA2TFQV00AC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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