Spectacular skids enliven Government road safety tests.
GV. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Track, Crowthorne. GV. Pan car moving down skid track. It goes into a rear wheel skid making a complete turn. GV. Pan, Mini Morris moving along the track, the car goes into a skid. SV. Pan, car towing a road surface detector. The wheel on the detector stops while the car keeps moving. SCU. Detector with the skidding wheel. GV. Section of the track being sprayed with water. GV. Pan, car coming towards and past camera at great speed towing the detector. SCU. Interior of car showing the graph recording amount to which the road surface is resistant to skid. CU. Graph machine. GV. Pan, car moving along the skid track. TS. Through car's windscreen, as the car goes into a skid, turns a circle and comes out of the skid. GV. Pan, car moving along the track, it goes into a skid, turns a circle and pulls out of the skid.