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The Order of the Road – original vintage 1960s pigskin keyring – collector’s item

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyrinh has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original ORDER of the ROAD keyring which will have been produced in the late 1960s.

When this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

A beautifully made keyring with jewellery quality vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a keyfob in genuine tan pigskin- superb quality and in absolutely mint condition.

The Order of the Road, (administrative address based in Horsham, West Sussex), was established in 1928, the first organisation launched with the exclusive object of encouraging safer driving. The Order believed that as many drivers as possible were needed to pledge themselves to safe, courteous driving behaviour. It was the Orders’ belief that every driver who did so would not only make the roads safer by his/her own efforts, but would start a “chain reaction” by example, encouraging others to do the same. Apart from the privilege of wearing a much-prized badge, all Members were entitled to substantial financial benefits, showing savings which more than covered the cost of the annual subscription.

When this information was originally compiled, the Order of the Road Committee was comprised as follows:-

DIRECTOR & HON. TREASURER; H.J. Morgan

CHAIRMAN: The Right Hon. The Earl Howe CBE, DL, JP, Hon. FIRT

SECRETARY: Richard Bensted

The Right Hon. Lord Strathcarron,

Raymond Baxter of ‘Tomorrows World’ fame

Graham Fryer,

Courtney Edwards OBE

Angela Rippon

All Members undertook to abide by the Rules, and to inform the Order immediately in the event of any prosecution or accident which might effect their membership status. Full members must have driven for at least 10,000miles, not have been convicted of a serious motoring offence during the three years prior to their application for Membership nor have been responsible for an accident during that period, while Probationary Members must have held a full driving licence, have undergone a complete course of instruction from a recognised driving school, not have been convicted of a serious motoring offence nor been responsible for causing an accident. One year after the issue of their full driving licence, a Probationary Member became eligible for full Membership. SMOSO   00/56    12/21