Road Traffic Accidents Report 1963

Road Traffic Accidents Report 1963

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Details

Location

Belfast, Knock, RUC Headquarters

Year

1963

Date

Production 22/11/1963

Length

02min 30sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

William McGookin presents a report on road traffic accidents and deaths in 1963 from RUC Headquarters at Knock. He interviews Inspector General of RUC, Albert Kennedy. The map of Northern Ireland behind them shows that the figures were the highest ever recorded at this time. Drink driving convictions had doubled from 1958. 

Notes

Sir Albert Kennedy, K.P.M. Inspector General January 1961 - January 1969    

Sir Albert was born in Belfast in 1906, the son of a Detective Sergeant in the RIC/RUC. He joined the RUC as a constable in 1924, having previously served briefly in the USC. He progressed rapidly within the force and became a District Inspector in 1936. Further promotions followed to County Inspector in 1951 and to Deputy Inspector General 6 years later.    

In January 1961 Sir Albert succeeded Sir Richard Pim and was appointed Inspector General. He was the third holder of the office and the first to rise through the ranks.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production

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