Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Truck Drivers: How to Drive a Lorry Properly (1965) | British Pathé

Published on 13 Apr 2014


This film from 1965 follows the routes of two lorry drivers, 'old sober-sides' and 'old tearaway' , as they demonstrate the right and wrong way to be safe on the road. For Archive Licensing Enquiries Visit: Explore Our Online Channel For FULL Documentaries, Fascinating Interviews & Classic Movies: #BritishPathé #Lorry #Truck #Driving #Guide #Cars Subscribe to the British Pathé YT Channel: 
(FILM ID:309.01) Comparison between good and bad truck drivers in Oxfordshire. The film follows the fortunes of "old sober-sides" the safe driver and of "old tearaway" who breaks the rules. L/S of a policeman standing on country road waving a lorry (Austin) over to a lay-by. The commentator tells us that they are carrying out spot checks to find the good from the bad drivers. The lorry being checked is that of "old sober - sides". The two inspectators stick a certificate on the side of the vehicle and let the lorry move off. M/S of "old tearaway" leaning out of lorry speaking to policemen and inspectors, appearing to be having problems. M/S of two teenage girls standing on road hitchhiking the safe driver passes by without stopping (this would be breaking company regulations) M/S of bad driver pulling up to give hitchhikers a lift (breaking firms regulations). Various shots comparing the safe and bad drivers. The safe driver wave cars past him out of courtesy, while the bad violently swerves in front of a Morris Minor as it attempts to overtake, and blocks vehicles at a junction. M/S of both drivers pulling up at roadside cafe. Shot of bad driver putting money in jukebox and playing one-arm bandit. "Old sober-sides" leaves first and heads back to lorry not having wasted time like "old tearaway". BRITISH PATHÉ'S STORY Before television, people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website.

So.............where did it all go so badly wrong in 2019 ????. Still some very good drivers out there!!!!! BUT

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