• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    Travel shot along London-Birmingham Motorway
    0.11

    2.
    GV Pan to Police car
    0.17

    3.
    CU Emergency light flashes
    0.20

    4.
    SCU Police receive message over telephone
    0.27

    5.
    GV Car moves off to Motorway
    0.32

    6.
    TR A long Motorway
    0.35

    7.
    GV Police car pulls off Motorway
    0.37

    8.
    LV Police out of car
    0.40

    9.
    GV Police place accident sign on roadside
    0.45

    10.
    LV Car moves off to scene of accident
    0.48

    11.
    GV Arrives at scene
    0.51

    12.
    GV Police place markers on Motorway
    1.00

    13.
    LV Pan from moving lorry to Police around victim
    1.05

    14.
    GV Pan from motorcycle to victim being removed from car
    1.10

    15.
    CU Victim
    1.15

    16.
    CU Ditto
    1.20

    17.
    CU Police tend victim
    1.23

    18.
    CU Police mark road
    1.27

    19.
    SV Police clear road
    1.30

    20.
    GV Ditto
    1.59

    21.
    LV Road markers are removed
    1.44

    22.
    GV Ambulance arrives
    1.48

    23.
    LV Ditto
    1.51

    24.
    CU Injured man placed on stretcher
    1.55

    25.
    SV Into ambulance
    1.58

    26.
    GV Ambulance drives away
    2.07

    27.
    Travel Shot along highway
    2.15



    Initials BA/AW/HTB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASI86V36P73GM3VY2MBMXWTK4
    Media URN:
    VLVASI86V36P73GM3VY2MBMXWTK4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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