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The battle for the roads of Britain : police, motorists and the law, c.1890s to 1970s

Author: Keith Laybourn; David Taylor
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Laybourn; David Taylor
ISBN: 9780230359321 0230359329
OCLC Number: 916313522
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents1. 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. 1900-19394. Policing In The New Age Of Mass Motoring C 1940 To 1970s: Motor Patrolling, To Q Cars, Z Cars, Unit Beat Policing5. Engineering The Environment C.1900-1970: Congestion, Meters And Redefining The Urban Landscape6. Traffic Accidents And Road Safety: The Education Of The Pedestrian And The Child, 1900-1970
Responsibility: Keith Laybourn with David Taylor.

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