Foreign News: Revolt of the Motorists

Spunky British motorists last week struck back at spectacular young Minister of Transport Leslie Hore-Belisha, sponsor of the hated "Belisha Beacon."

The beacons are pale orange globes fixed atop seven-foot poles at intersections too minor to rate a stop-&-go light. They glow continuously, drive motorists wild by giving pedestrians continuous right of way. To get past a Belisha Beacon one must drive at a crawl permitting instant stops should a pedestrian wish to cross. No other subject in years has so roused Punch, which now prints an average of two Hore-Belishing cartoons a...

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