• Short Summary

    Insurance expert shock men motorists by asserting that women drive more safely.

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    GTV. Traffic milling around Hyde Park Corner, London, & GV. TS. Behind car driven by woman. SV. Pan, car driven by woman passes camera. SV. Pan, another car with woman driver. SV. Another car with another woman driver.

    GV. Government car with woman driver, Mrs Matherson, driving up outside Abell House. SV. Pan, Government official walks out of building and into car, door is held open by official woman driver. SV. Woman driver closes door, opens her own door and gets in. CU. Woman driver, receives instructions. SV. Pan, official Government car drives off.

    SV. Travel shot, RAC motorcycle with sidecar with woman driving - these women are known as Hostesses of the Highway. CU. & SV. Woman driving motor scooter with sidecar.

    BGV. Pan, mass of Ford Anglia cars lined up at Ford's works at Dagenham, waiting to be driven off by women drivers for delivery in the London area. SV. Woman driver receiving instructions, & CU. SV. Woman driver gets into car. GV. Cars driving out of yard. CU. Interior, woman driver at the wheel.

    GV. Pan, police car driving along Promenade at Southend with policewoman driver, Margaret Acreman. CU. Policewoman driving. Shot through windscreen showing cyclist wobbling along road. LV. Police car moves in front of wobbling cyclist and orders him to slow down and stop. SV. Two police officers, man and woman, get out of car and talk to cyclist. SV. Warning cyclist.

    GV. Traffic in Oxford Street, London. SV. Two girls in an open car at traffic lights talking to each other. SCU. Ken Goddar, Pathe cameraman, leaning out of driver's window making grimaces at the two girls in the car. The girls are talking so that they miss the light. CU. Traffic lights going to green. SV. The two girls still talking in their car while other traffic moves forward. TV. Traffic on the move.

    LV. Car driving up with woman driver and Mr George Eyes, Director of Tests for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, sitting alongside. SV. Mr George Eyles signing form and shaking hands with woman driver and tells her that she has passed her driving test. SV. Mr George Eyles gets out of car - lead in for interview. SCU. Mr George Eyles speaking (natural sound). He praises women drivers.

    GV. Traffic around Marble Arch. SV. Open space for parking. Two cars approach the parking space at the same time, they stop head on. The two men drivers start arguing about who is going to have the space. At the same time, a woman driver in her small Ford whips in and takes up the space. CU. Woman driver getting out of her car, giving the men a sly look. SV. Woman driver shuts her car door and passes the two men who are glaring at her with astonishment.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:06:48:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Was that government driver not wearing a seat-belt at 00.38? Safety indeed - lol

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  2. Unknown user says

    "Behind car driven by woman." - it's a Triumph Herald Coupe.

    "Pan, car driven by woman passes camera." - it's a Hillman Minx.

    "Pan, another car with woman driver." - it's a Morris Minor.

    "Another car with another woman driver." - it's an Austin A40 Farina.

    "Government car with woman driver" - it's an Austin A55 Cambridge Mk II.

    '"Pan, police car driving along Promenade" - that's an Austin A95.

    "Car driving up with woman driver and Mr George Eyes" - the car is another Morris Minor. Also, George Eyes should read George Eyles.

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