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Title Autobahn
Published 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT  388.1220943 Par/Aut  2009/05/12  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Megastructures
Megastructures (Television program) Series 1
Summary "What began as a racing track, and thanks to Adolf Hitler’s World War II propaganda efforts, the track grew into a sophisticated high-speed road system, linking to almost all the major cities in Germany. The Autobahn boasts of having super thick road beds, 4% or less grades, wide lanes, and build on layers of technology. The Autobahn allows vehicles to travel at speeds exceeding 160km/h for roughly 2/3 of its roads. The episode profiles the operations of the highway cops, and their reliance on technology in training, monitoring of roads and various methods of arrest. It also looks at the ADAC, an automobile club, which provides on the spot road assistance. Nicknamed ‘The Yellow Angels’, they also provide air medical rescue. The system of maintenance of the Autobahn is also examined. All this infrastructure makes this mega structure into one of the world’s most safest super highway." -- website
Notes Off-air recording of National Geographic Channel broadcast May 12, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Steve Parmley; Series producer: Pat Barnes; Writer: Anne Erickson
Performer Tom Goodman-Hill
Notes Available for Deakin University staff and students only
No rating given
Subject Express highways -- Germany
Traffic safety -- Germany
Roads -- Germany
Automobiles -- Speed -- Germany
Police training -- Germany
Police -- Germany
Author Parmley, Steve
Barnes, Pat
Erickson, Anne
Goodman-Hill, Tom
National Geographic Channel (Television station)