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Top Gear

Synopsis

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with Angela Rippon and Barrie Gill
Rippon on the Road
The big holiday rush begins this weekend and many drivers plan to travel through Friday night. How dangerous is this practice? What are the stress factors and what are the signs of fatigue? Angela finds out for herself by night driving to the West Country. Twenty people are killed and over 200 seriously injured each week yet these figures could be cut to one tenth if we used our seat belts. Should we leave it to persuasion or is compulsion the final answer?
Director PHIL PRANKLlN Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Producer: Derek Smith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016






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