• Short Summary

    NEW YORK POLICE HAVE TURNED TO THE LADIES TO HELP TRY AND UNRAVEL THE MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAMS THAT THE TRANSPORT STRIKE BROUGHT TO THE METROPOLIS.

  • Description

    NEW YORK POLICE HAVE TURNED TO THE LADIES TO HELP TRY AND UNRAVEL THE MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAMS THAT THE TRANSPORT STRIKE BROUGHT TO THE METROPOLIS. FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE CHIEFS ALLOCATED POLICEWOMEN TO TRAFFIC DUTY IN MANHATTEN.

    NEW YORK CITY HAS A TOTAL POLICE STRENGTH OF ABOUT 30,000. POLICEWOMEN HAVE BEEN PART OF THE FORCE FOR MANY YEARS BUT IT TOOK THE CRISIS OF THE STRANSPORT STRIKE TO GET THEM ONTO TRAFFIC DUTY. MOSTLY THEY WORK ON CASES INVOLVING WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND HANDLE A LARGE SEGMENT OF POLICE CLERICAL WORK.

    THE TRAFFIC WORK IN NEW YORK IS A TOUGH ASSIGNMENT. ITS TRAFFIC DENSITY IS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD WITH MORE THAN 400,000 VEHICLES POURING INTO ITS NARROW CONFINES ON A NORMAL WEEKDAY. THIS FLOW SURGED AS HIGH AS 870,000 ON THE 12TH DAY OF THE STRIKE.

    THE RIGOURS OF NEW YORK'S CLIMATE HAVE PREVIOUSLY KEPT POLICEWOMEN OFF THE TRAFFIC BEAT. IN MIDSUMMER THE TEMPERATURE CAN TOP 100 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AMONG THE CITY'S SKYSCRAPER AND IN WINTER DROPS WELL BELOW ZERO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YRKS1GVM2KZBAJG2R8OKPTX7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YRKS1GVM2KZBAJG2R8OKPTX7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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