Police from five counties are undergoing training for the formation of a special Highway Patrol unit which is to go into operation on the 75-mile stretch of Britain's new London-Birmingham Motorway, due to open November 2.
Travel shot along London-Birmingham Motorway
GV Pan to Police car
CU Emergency light flashes
SCU Police receive message over telephone
GV Car moves off to Motorway
TR A long Motorway
GV Police car pulls off Motorway
LV Police out of car
GV Police place accident sign on roadside
LV Car moves off to scene of accident
GV Arrives at scene
GV Police place markers on Motorway
LV Pan from moving lorry to Police around victim
GV Pan from motorcycle to victim being removed from car
CU Police tend victim
CU Police mark road
SV Police clear road
LV Road markers are removed
GV Ambulance arrives
CU Injured man placed on stretcher
SV Into ambulance
GV Ambulance drives away
Travel Shot along highway
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Background: Police from five counties are undergoing training for the formation of a special Highway Patrol unit which is to go into operation on the 75-mile stretch of Britain's new London-Birmingham Motorway, due to open November 2.
Their vehicles will be all white, with a flashing blue light on the roof, and will be equipped with radio and road signs to be used for road accidents.
The signs will be placed round the scene of an accident while injured people are cared for and positions of the cars involved are marked out.