• Short Summary

    FRENCH TRAFFIC OFFENDERS FACE A NEW DEVICE FOR ENSURING THEY CAN'T ESCAPE WITH ILLEGAL PARKING WHEN THE NEW YEAR BEGINS.

  • Description

    FRENCH TRAFFIC OFFENDERS FACE A NEW DEVICE FOR ENSURING THEY CAN'T ESCAPE WITH ILLEGAL PARKING WHEN THE NEW YEAR BEGINS. AS FROM JANUARY 1ST FRENCH POLICE ARE BRINGING IN THEIR LATEST WEAPON AGAINST THE ILLEGAL PARKER. IT'S CALLED THE "BOBINETTE".

    THE IDEA OF THE "BOBINETTE" IS TO GIVE POLICE A QUICK METHOD OF IMMOBILISING THE CAR BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO TOW IT AWAY. ONCE THE "BOBINETTE" HAS BEEN CLAMPED ON, THE OWNER MIGHT AS WELL ACCEPT THE FINE HE HAS TO PAY.

    BASICALLY THE "BOBINETTE" IS A CLAMP DEVICE WHICH CAN BE QUICKLY APPLIED TO A CAR WHEEL, IMMOBILISING IT. ONCE THIS IS DONE THE POLICE CAN BE SURE THAT THE CAR CAN'T BE MOVED, UNLESS TOWED AWAY BY THEM.

    AFTER THE "BOBINETTE" HAS BEEN APPLIED THE POLICE TOWING VEHICLE APPEARS TO REMOVE THE CAR.

    FRENCH MOTORISTS, ONCE THEIR CAR HAS BEEN TRAPPED BY THE "BOBINETTE" OR TOWED TO THE POLICE STATION, ARE UNABLE TO RECLAIM THE CAR UNTIL THEY'VE PAID AN ON-THE-SPOT FINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEZDVKKI606D22KZA67P7MGVCY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZDVKKI606D22KZA67P7MGVCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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