In some communities in the Rocky Mountains of the United States the snow lies long on the ground and many families are beating the conditions by using snowmobiles.
GV Jackson Hole street, Wyoming
SV Man and snowmobile (2 shots)
SV PAN Young people on snowmobiles prepare for race
GV PAN Snowmobiles race down snowcovered street past police car
CU Police officer on radio
SCU Police car's wheel spins
SV Police car sways down road in chase
SV PAN Racers passing
CU Red flashing police light
SV Policeman seated on snowmobile
TRAVEL SHOT From police snowmobile giving chase
SV Pedestrians with sledge
TRAVEL SHOT Policeman pulls up speeders
SV and LV Policeman "books" speeders
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Background: In some communities in the Rocky Mountains of the United States the snow lies long on the ground and many families are beating the conditions by using snowmobiles. but, as with more conventional motor vehicles, some drivers go too fast. So at Jackson Hole in Wyoming a policeman is using his own snowmobile to catch the speeders.
Many communities in the West of the United States have been the use of snowmobiles on their streets. But the resort town of Jackson Hole allows them to be driven on its ice-covered roads. Many of its families have adopted a snowmobile as a second car.
But sooner or later there comes the urge to make a test of speed with a similar snowmobile. Law officers at Jackson Hole soon discovered that to catch the speeders traditional wheeled patrol vehicles were not the answer because of the slippery road conditions.
So Patrolman Jim Heflin volunteered the use of his own snowmobile, and his off-duty time, to patrol the streets of the town. The local council bought him two flashing lights for his vehicle -- and he was in business. So far when he has caught a speeding snowmobile he has given only warning tickets. This, apparently, is enough for the patrolman says his one-man campaign is a success.