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The Battle for the Roads of Britain

Police, Motorists and the Law, c.1890s to 1970s by Keith Laybourn Code: 37854 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publication date: 14/07/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $118.99
Policing in Britain was changed fundamentally by the rapid emergence of the automobile at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book seeks to examine how the police reacted to this challenge and moved to segregate the motorist from the pedestrian in an attempt to eliminate the 'road holocaust' that ensued.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Publication date: 14/07/2015
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 222mm X 142mm
Code: 37854
Contents 1. The Challenge Of Automobility And The Response Of Policing In Britain: An Overview Of A New Vista 2. Historiography And Argument 3. 'An Unwanted But Necessary Task': Traffic Policing And The Enforcement Of The Law, C. 1900-1939 4. Policing In The New Age Of Mass Motoring C 1940 To 1970s: Motor Patrolling, To Q Cars, Z Cars, Unit Beat Policing 5. Engineering The Environment C.1900-1970: Congestion, Meters And Redefining The Urban Landscape 6. Traffic Accidents And Road Safety: The Education Of The Pedestrian And The Child, 1900-1970