• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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