• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Jackson Hole street, Wyoming
    0.05

    2.
    SV Man and snowmobile (2 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    SV PAN Young people on snowmobiles prepare for race
    0.23

    4.
    GV PAN Snowmobiles race down snowcovered street past police car
    0.30

    5.
    CU Police officer on radio
    0.32

    6.
    SCU Police car's wheel spins
    0.35

    7.
    SV Police car sways down road in chase
    0.14

    8.
    SV PAN Racers passing
    0.45

    9.
    CU Red flashing police light
    0.48

    10.
    SV Policeman seated on snowmobile
    0.51

    11.
    TRAVEL SHOT From police snowmobile giving chase
    1.06

    12.
    SV Pedestrians with sledge
    1.10

    13.
    TRAVEL SHOT Policeman pulls up speeders
    1.15

    14.
    SV and LV Policeman "books" speeders
    1.30



    Initials JMR/PMW/VH/1749 JMR/PMW/VH/1826


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBQB5NAIRJD3KM10HY960EZMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACBQB5NAIRJD3KM10HY960EZMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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