Speaking traffic signals demonstrated in Hayes, Middlesex.
Unissued / Unused material.
Speaking traffic signals. EMI factory, Hayes, Middlesex / Greater London.
C/U a traffic light changing from amber to red, speaking apparatus seen fitted at side. C/U another shot of traffic signal. M/S group of people at pedestrian crossing. M/S as man walks forward and looks up at lights. C/U traffic lights changing to red. C/U Trevor Barlow (Director of speaking signals and Managing Director to EMI), pan to another man.
C/U small boy and mother at crossing. M/S people crossing the pedestrian crossing. M/S car going across crossing. C/U man fixing sound apparatus to side of light. C/U as he takes out a length of magnetic tape from the sound apparatus. M/S people at side of crossing. M/S people looking to right and left before crossing road. M/S group of people crossing road. C/U traffic signal - 'Cross Now'.
M/S old lady crossing road followed by two girls running across busy crossing. M/S back view of woman pushing pram and little girl crossing road. C/U traffic sign - 'Cross Now'. M/S people crossing road. The typical message is, "Before crossing, look right, look left, look right again, thank you".
Cataloguer's note: the picture finishes at 02:00:21, but the soundtrack continues with the talking signals giving their instructions.