• Short Summary

    WITH THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF THE MOTOR-CAR, THE SCIENCE OF KEEPING TRAFFIC MOVING EFFICIENTLY WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DANGER, HAS BECOME A VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS.

  • Description

    WITH THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF THE MOTOR-CAR, THE SCIENCE OF KEEPING TRAFFIC MOVING EFFICIENTLY WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DANGER, HAS BECOME A VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS.

    EUROPE'S PROBLEMS IN THIS SPHERE HAVE INCREASED GREATLY SINCE THE END OF THE WORLD WAR II, BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC REVOLUTION AND THE EASE OF INTERNATIONAL MOTORING TRAVEL.IT WAS FOR THIS REASON THAT TEN YEARS AGO A CONFERENCE FOR EUROPEAN MINISTERS OF TRANSPORT WAS CONVENED BY WEST GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG, BELGIUM, AND THE NETHERLANDS.TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT CONFERENCE HELD IT'S 17TH CONVENTION, WHICH REPRESENTATIVES FROM 18 COUNTRIES ATTENDED.

    THE MAIN THEME OF THE CONFERENCE IS TO WORK OUT MEANS TO ALIGN EUROPE'S COUNTRIES TO A GENERAL INTERNATIONAL POLICY, WHICH PERHAPS ONE DAY WILL MAKE ALL EUROPEAN ROAD SIGNS THE SAME, LINK MOTORWAY WITH MOTORWAY, AND CUT THE HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE THROUGH MOTOR ACCIDENTS.AT THE CONFERENCE, METHODS OF INCREASING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AN BE DISCUSSED INTERNATIONALLY, AND THE RESEARCH OF 18 COUNTRIES POOLED TO HELP BETTER ROAD SYSTEMS.THE CAPITAL CITIES OF THE WORLD, PACKED WITH TRAFFIC, SHOW CLEARLY THE NEED FOR URGENT ACTION.

    THE VISNEWS CAMERA TRAVELLED THROUGH SOME OF EUROPE'S COUNTRIES SHOWING THE VARIETY OF ROAD SIGNS AND METHODS USED TO MAKE AN IMPROVED TRANSPORT SYSTEM.

    IN DENMARK SIX-LANE ROADS AID THE MOTORIST, AND MANY OF THE SIGNS ARE VISUALLY EXPLANATORY.GERMANY -- WHERE TIMED TRAFFIC SIGNALS CONTROL THE TRAFFIC AUTOMATICALLY - AND DIFFERENT ROAD-SIGNS.PARIS, NOTED FOR ITS TRAFFIC JAMS, ALMOST AS MUCH AS ITS BEAUTY.BRUSSELS WHERE VAST IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS, AS IN EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE,BUT TWO MADE IN RECENT YEARS AS IN EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE, BUT TWO LANGUAGES CAN CONFUSE THE CASUAL MOTORIST, ONCE AGAIN THE SIGNS ARE NOT THE SAME.SWEDEN THE ONLY COUNTRY IN EUROPE OTHER THAN BRITAIN, WHERE TRAFFIC DRIVES ON THE LEFT, MORE CONFUSION, BUT SWEDEN IS NOW WELL AHEAD WITH PREPARATIONS TO SWITCH TO DRIVING ON THE RIGHT, IN COMPANY WITH HER NEIGHBOURS.

    AND FINALLY BRITAIN, WHERE TRAFFIC JAMS ARE ALMOST A FEATURE OF THE CITY DWELLER'S LIFE.BRITAIN DRIVES ON THE LEFT.ALTHOUGH EXPERIMENTS IN DRIVING ON THE RIGHT ARE IN PROGRESS, IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THAT THE CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN WILL BE ABLE TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN BRITAIN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.BRITAIN ALSO MEASURES IN MILES, RATHER THAN KILOMETRES, ADDING TO THE DIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SIGNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEV4QEAOCF84TZIVYPFWXIM17X
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV4QEAOCF84TZIVYPFWXIM17X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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