• Short Summary

    Drivers take safe driving tests in order to qualify for the Master Drivers' Club.

  • Description

    Northolt, Middlesex.

    C/U of a badge reading 'British Safety Council / Master Driver'; Stirling Moss speaks to a lady in a car about it. We see several cars starting off from the Great Western Royal Hotel in Paddington for a series of Master Driver Tests. Commentator explains The Master Drivers' Club has been formed by the British Safety Council as a contribution to road safety by encouraging higher driving techniques.

    Several drivers are seen taking their turns to skid around a wet and muddy track at Ealing Skid Pan. A man holds a Master Driver badge against the front of a car - this one has obviously passed!

    Note: on file is a letter from the Master Drivers' Club about the filming of this item. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:53:00 / 01:51:40:00
    CP 644

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Seen at 00:06 is a Ford Cortina Mark I.

    At 00:18, an Austin A40 Farina.

    At 00:28, a Triumph 1300.

    At 00:33, a Wolseley 1500.

    At 00:38, a Sunbeam Rapier.

    At 00:48, a Hillman Minx Series III.

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