New type kerbs may lessen car damage.
Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands.
GV. Showing the section of safety kerb as a car nears it, hits the kerb and follows the line of the kerb around. SV. Cameraman. GV. Street with normal kerb, car comes towards camera, hits the kerb and veers into the middle of the road. CU. Man with camera. GV. Same stretch of road, another car comes towards camera, goes up the kerb, the rear near side tyre blows, the car skids across the road and comes to a halt just in front of the camera. SV. Driver gets out of car and walks around to look at the blown tyre. SCU. The man looking at the tyre, a large tear is seen. SCU. Parts of the new type kerb being assembled. CU. Section of the kerb. GV. Car nearing the station of safety kerb, has to swerve to miss something and turns into the kerb at an angle of about 45 degrees. The front wheel hits the kerb, the kerb straightens the car out and it continues on its way. SCU. Man watching. GV. Car coming towards camera. CU. Interior, driver nodding off to sleep, the car shakes as it hits the kerb. TS. From the car, as it follows the line of the kerb. GV. The car continuing along the line of the kerb and slowing down.