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The Gisborne Photo News



Road Safety Parade

A parade of spectacularly smashed vehicles, interspersed with floats bearing cryptic messages, was soberly and thoughtfully witnessed by a large crowd, as it moved down Gladstone Road on a recent Friday night.

Organised by the Gisborne Road Safety Committee as part of a national campaign to reduce the ever-growing number of accidents in New Zealand (which incldently reached an all-time record figure of 560 fatalities in 1965), the parade was designed to shock its viewers into an awareness of the dangers of careless motoring.


One of the wrecks which was towed through town


These two veterans contrasted with other modern vehicles paraded


A grim operating theatre was depicted on one float


Watching the parade