Frank Rowntree compilation recordings. Part 4, Track 7.

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Frank Rowntree discusses the driving habits of women. He mentions that there is evidence that driving during their periods affects women's moods and therefore their judgement. He comments that women can be much more accident prone during menstruation. He also mentions that statistics indicate that women can also be more liable to commit petty crime at this time. Rowntree extracts a few anecdotes from a survey where a woman has reported bursting into tears at traffic lights and another, who always jumps amber lights. He tells women to be aware that alcohol can have a greater effect too. He tells men to be more sympathetic and think themselves lucky that they do not have this cyclic phenomenon.


Sheffield : BBC Radio Sheffield, 1972.

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1 encoded audio file (3.04 min.) : 44.1kHz.



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BBC Radio Sheffield 1972

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Under licence.

Language note

In English.

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BBC Radio Sheffield.


Francis St. D. Rowntree 1928-1996 was awarded the OBE in 1986. In 1987 he was appointed Vice President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and also Vice President of the Institute of Health.
For a period in the 1970s, Frank Rowntree was the Health Education Officer for Sheffield. He was invited into the BBC Radio Sheffield studios for a regular short weekly health spot.


Track 7 Time start: 00:00:00 Time end: 00:03:04 Length: 00:03:04


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