• Short Summary

    The R.A.C. give road safety demonstration at Biggin Hill, Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Safety last and how!

    R.A.C. (Royal Automobile Club) safety exhibition at Biggin Hill. Kent.

    Various shots of cars in mass parade. M/S's from in front of the cars as they go either side of camera. L/S man coming across road, he cannot make up his mind whether to stop or to run, and a car coming along has to stop suddenly, the man does exactly the same again with another car. M/S from inside car travelling towards the man, he tries to dive out of the way but the car strikes him. M/S as the man is knocked to the ground by the car. M/S crowd looking on. Camera pans with motorcyclist and cyclist coming along road, the cyclist pulls out in front of the motorbike without any signals and narrowly misses being hit by the bike and an oncoming car.

    M/S crowd watching demonstration. M/S cyclist riding too close to the car in front. It has to stop suddenly and the cyclist swerves and falls off. M/S of a car driver opening his door without looking. The cyclist overtaking swerves and falls off, a motorcyclist also has to stop short. M/S crowd watching. We see the cyclist falling off from a different angle. C/U bicycle wheel spinning. M/S car, bicycle and motorbike stopping at traffic lights. The motorcyclist sets off quickly and the cyclist is knocked off his bike in front of car.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:37:00 / 01:35:35:00

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