Shots on board the Midland Red motorway coach as the passengers sing Happy Birthday and open Champagne. Tony Maycock piece to camera on board. Interview with the coach driver Ernie Hawkins who has been driving on the M1 since it opened. He talks about how the coaches and the new road cut journey times to London. Interview with AA patrolman Stan Hallard, who has helped many motorists over the years, including Enoch Powell and Dorothy Squires; and also interview with AA Inspector, Don Woolhead, about the days when it was often necessary to pour petrol onto the road and ignite it to warn oncoming traffic of an accident. Brief shot of the Midland Red motorway coach on the road (a Midland Red CM6T in original red livery dating from 1965).
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