• Short Summary

    Breakdowns on the London-Birmingham motorway, opening in two weeks, -could prove chaotic to the swift, smooth flow of Traffic.

  • Description

    1.
    LTV. Motorway and fly-over
    0.07

    2.
    SV. Traffic on motorway
    0.12

    3.
    LV. PAN Plane files over motorway
    0.19

    4.
    LV. A.A. radio van
    0.22

    5.
    SV.PAN Plane files over
    0.29

    6.
    AIR TO AIR..Plane over motorway
    0.38

    7.
    NEAR AIR TO AIR.. DITTO
    0.53

    8.
    L. AIR TO AIR..DITTO
    0.53

    9.
    LV. PAN Plane overhead
    0.58



    Initials ANH/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Breakdowns on the London-Birmingham motorway, opening in two weeks, -could prove chaotic to the swift, smooth flow of Traffic. To ensure that vehicles keep on the move - the Automobile Association has evolved a high-powered breakdown service - a fleet of patrol cars, breakdown repair vehicles and spotter aircraft - all linked by radio. Phone boxes have been installed all along the motorway for summoning help. White police cars will keep a watch for careless motorists.

    The motorway consists of three triplelanes. Along these, speed will be the rule - not the exception. Cars are not allowed go to stop or park on this 'no limit' highway.

    Few service stations, and no garages line the route - so the A.A. patrol will provide an essential service. The motorway is also completely without lighting - but anti-dazzle screens have been installed at the bends of carriageways.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8O4BX3RR7W53LSDWFAXFLIL4Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA8O4BX3RR7W53LSDWFAXFLIL4Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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