Film: 3905

Transport General | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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Synopsis:

Motorway. Safety film.
Wedding of man with long hair. Drives MG along the M3. Drives past 'M3 Motorway' sign. Travelling shot of MG on motorway. Crashes into VW bus joining at junction (staged). Film of real motorway and road accidents. A Jaguar on its roof with emergency services attending. Tow truck carries car away. Broken Ford Cortina in central reservation. Aerial shot of large motorway junction probably Spaghetti junction. Point of view shot. View down from bridge of lanes of traffic passing below. Road safety officers piece to camera. Aftermath of large pile up -crushed and broken vehicles. Point of view along M4 flyover heading into London. MG car at petrol station. Man checks the oil in his Austin car. Close up of punctured tyre on car travelling along road at speed. Tyres under test conditions. Peugeot car on skid patch. It crashes through fake wall. Policeman in Rover car demonstrates seatbelt and setting rear view mirror correctly. Rover police car joins motorway at a junction. POV through windscreen. More views from bridge looking down onto the carriageway. What to do if you need to stop. Man driving a Triumph Herald pulls over onto hard shoulder. Road traffic control room. Call centre for motorway emergency telephones. A.A. man in a Land Rover attends the call. POV exiting junction on the M4. Aerial shot of huge pile up. Smoking crashed car and interview with witness. Interview with people about motorway signs in car park of Granada service station, excellent man with pointy beard and large moustache. Policeman runs through motorway emergency signs. Ambulance at Luton and Dunstable hospital.


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