1953 CLASS TRIP

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Us­ing the bumper-car-look­ing Aetna Driv­o­trainer, these high-school stu­dents from Brook­lyn, New York, can prac­tice their driv­ing skills – safe in the knowl­edge that, no mat­ter how badly they do, no pedes­tri­ans can come to harm. Each ‘car’ has a steer­ing wheel, ac­cel­er­a­tor (which revs a re­al­is­tic en­gine noise), brake, in­di­ca­tors and a horn. A film of a car on real streets is be­ing pro­jected to the front of the class­room, and the learner driv­ers have to re­act to a se­ries of haz­ards and ob­sta­cles. All their ac­tions are recorded, so there is no hope for those at the back to skive off.

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