• Short Summary

    A man takes a driving test as part of a Medical Council Scheme to stem road accident numbers.

  • Description


    A man comes out of a house and walks to a car parked outside. Several shots show him fitting cameras to the inside of the car so that a driver's behaviour can be analysed step by step. Several other testing devices are fitted to the car. This is part of a new scheme started by the Medical Research Council to try to stem the number of road accidents in Britain.

    A man gets into the driver seat and the researcher sits in the back seat. While the man drives along the researcher speaks into the microphone of a tape recorder. Several point of view shots from the front of the car as we drive along.

    After the test drive we see the researcher in a dark room, examining pictures taken during the test. He makes points on a graph. On a wall we see two graphs; one marked 'Skilled Drivers', the other 'Unskilled Drivers'.

    Note: notes and magazine article on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:38:00 / 01:28:21:00
    NP 480

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