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Inside City Park
New Orleans Teenage Traffic Safety Council skill driving test winners
Undated [January, 1957]
Inside City Park
Proper parking being judged by the New Orleans Teenage Traffic Safety Council in a day-long skill driving test held for Teenagers and Adults in City Park under the sponsorship of the Traffic Safety Education Section
January, 1957
Inside City Park
Precision driving requires the contestant to run this hundred foot strip keeping his left wheel in line so that it is theoretically possible for him to make the run forward and in reverse without dislodging the rubber balls mounted on small pegs. These balls are placed facing each other 11 1/2 inches apart every twenty-five feet. Test places a premium on the driver's control of his car.
Undated [January, 1957]
[Photograph from Public Relations Office, City Hall]
Inside City Park
City traffic means tight, close quarters and here a contestant enters the "serpentine" in which he is required to drive forward then back through a series of barrels set up in a "serpentine" manner and strategically placed so that a "fender scraper" or careless driver loses points.
Undated [January, 1957]
[Photograph from Public Relations Office, City Hall]
Inside City Park
In city traffic most drivers are faced with narrow limits in which to operate. Step three of the skill driving test requires the driver to pass through the stanchions (rear) at 20 miles per hour and to stop smoothly within inches of the forward stanchions and line which represent a pedestrian walk.
Undated [January, 1957]
[Photograph from Public Relations Office, City Hall]
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