• Short Summary

    Transport Minister Ernest Marples delivers copies of new highway code to all London mayors.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Traffic gets new code".

    London.

    M/S of Transport Minister Ernest Marples handing copies of new highway code to two women motorcycle despatch riders of the RAC (Royal Automobile Club) outside the Ministry Headquarters in Berkely Square. Various shots of Marples handing out copies of the highway code to line of despatch riders from RAC and AA (Automobile Association). M/S press reporters and photographers. The despatch riders depart: it is their mission to deliver the highway codes to mayors of all London boroughs. moving off.

    M/S Mayor and Councillors of Hammersmith coming down steps of the Town Hall. M/S of RAC motorcyclist stopping in front of town hall. The despatch rider gets off the bike and walks towards the Mayor. The D.R. shakes hand with the Mayor and hands him the new code. C/U Mayor, he looks at the new code.

    General shot Oxford Street. C/U policeman directing traffic. M/S traffic moving in Oxford Street. M/S clear street with a No Parking sign. M/S street with parking metres on the kerb, a woman walks past. M/S deserted Wardour Street.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1701.38
    Media URN:
    52887
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:22:00 / 01:49:28:00
    Canister:
    59/97

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