• Short Summary

    In Bangkok these days you can be arrested by a Boy Scout. 1,000 of them are employed part-time as traffic policemen and have the full powers of detention and arrest of a regular policeman.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Bangkok traffic
    5 ft

    2.
    Scouts lined up at police establishment
    8 ft

    3.
    CU Scouts
    11 ft

    4.
    Chief Scout
    14 ft

    5.
    Cutaway
    15 ft

    6.
    Police Chief presents badges
    18 ft

    7.
    GV Scout in busy street
    21 ft

    8.
    Scout directing traffic
    42 ft



    Initials jt/vs/ac



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Bangkok these days you can be arrested by a Boy Scout. 1,000 of them are employed part-time as traffic policemen and have the full powers of detention and arrest of a regular policeman.

    This week they lined up to be congratulated by the Thai capital's police chief for their work in keeping the city's traffic flowing smoothly and untangling jams.

    For more than living up to the Boy Scout motto of 'Do Your Duty' each of the part-time traffic cops was presented with a badge of commendation.

    The police say the Scouts do a good job. They can be found at busy intersections, outside schools manning pedestrian crossings and in streets where Bangkok's notorious traffic is heaviest.

    Drivers respect them. If they don't, they might find the junior arms of the law hauling them off to the police station to be booked.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJCTD9CVR4BJGQS2OO2YJHDHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABJCTD9CVR4BJGQS2OO2YJHDHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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