• Short Summary

    HOLLAND'S CAPITAL, THE HAGUE, IN COMMON WITH ANY OTHER MAJOR CITY OF THE WORLD HAS A TRAFFIC PROBLEM AND ITS CITIZENS, AS ELSEWHERE, APPEAR DETERMINED TO DEFEAT THE PEAK-HOUR RUSH.

  • Description

    HOLLAND'S CAPITAL, THE HAGUE, IN COMMON WITH ANY OTHER MAJOR CITY OF THE WORLD HAS A TRAFFIC PROBLEM AND ITS CITIZENS, AS ELSEWHERE, APPEAR DETERMINED TO DEFEAT THE PEAK-HOUR RUSH.

    ONE ENTERPRISING RESIDENT OF THE HAGUE, MR. E. DEKKER, TODAY (MONDAY) TRIED OUT HIS OWN METHOD OF FASTER PERSONAL TRAVEL THROUGH THE CITY'S STREETS. HIS SOLUTION: MOTORIZED ROLLER-SKATES.

    THE POWER UNIT IS A SPECIALLY ADAPTED 49 C.C. ENGINE RATED AT ONE HORSEPOWER AND WEIGHS ABOUT 17 1/2 POUNDS (8 KILOS). THE CLUTCH, ACCELERATOR AND ENGINE CUT-OFF ARE MOUNTED ON A HAND-CONTROL. THE TOP SPEED IS ABOUT 15 MILES AN HOUR (25 KMH).

    WHILE THE MOTORIZED ROLLER-SKATES MAY HAVE SOLVED MR. DEKKER'S PERSONAL PROBLEM, THEY'VE RAISED ONE FOR THE CITY'S POLICE. THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO CLASSIFY THIS PEDESTRIAN ON WHEELS AND WHETHER HE SHOULD BE LICENCED. HE CLOSEST DEFINITION THEY'VE COME TO IS THAT MR. DEKKER IS A MOTORIZED PEDESTRIAN, BUT ADMIT THEY'LL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9DZT0PCEHVFN2JB6LSI909RP
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9DZT0PCEHVFN2JB6LSI909RP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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