• Short Summary

    Good item about latest in road safety including new flyover and skid pan testing.

  • Description

    Towards road safety. Maidenhead (Berkshire), Hammersmith and Finmere. (Oxfordshire).

    Various shots of the new Maidenhead bypass which is to be part of the M4 to South Wales. C/U of large M4 sign. M/Ss of little boy riding tricycle along closed motorway. L/S of two little boys walking over bridge together which spans the Thames. L/S from inside vehicle moving along motorway. L/S of congested traffic in Maidenhead.

    L/S of partly completed flyover in Hammersmith. L/Ss of crowds gathering at the end of the flyover watching the last unit being put into place. M/S of Mr Edmonds (Chairman of the London County Council Road Committee). Various shots of flyover under construction. L/S of traffic passing under flyover. L/S of the flyover.

    L/S of car speeding along and going into a spin on a skid pan in Finmere Oxfordshire. M/S of men watching. L/S of of another car spinning. Several more shots of driver showing how to avoid skidding.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1730.03
    Media URN:
    53672
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:56:00 / 01:05:19:00
    Canister:
    61/51

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