• Short Summary

    Children learn about road safety then try out their skills on a model roadway in Eastcote.

  • Description

    Eastcote, Middlesex.

    M/S of car following motorbike. Motorcyclists slips but manages to save himself by putting his foot out. M/S of boy cyclist turning round corner; he is knocked over by another cyclist. Small boy gives his bicycle to police inspector for checking. Inspector checks bike and talks to the boy. C/U of wheel being turned.

    Various shots of road safety officer Edmund Newstead standing at an outside blackboard and teaching children with bicycles about riding on roads. He holds up road signs and explains what they mean.

    Several shots of children cycling around a model roadway, complete with traffic lights, zebra crossings and road signs. Boy cyclists stop to let children cross the road at the zebra crossing. Park Keeper Mr Cockman helps toddlers onto tricycles. Low angle shot of children passing camera on bikes. Camera pan from sign reading "Halt Major Road Ahead" to children as they slow down. They look both ways then carry on cycling. Tracking shot of two toddlers on bikes. Tracking shot of road camera pans down to sign on road marked "slow" L/S of playground showing children cycling round roads.

    News cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1353.14
    Media URN:
    44553
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:55:00 / 01:26:49:00
    Canister:
    NP 524

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