HEADLIGHT REPAIRMEN PATROL CITY STREETS (Oct, 1931)
HEADLIGHT REPAIRMEN PATROL CITY STREETS
If a San Francisco motorist on the road at night sees a white-clad motorcyclist draw alongside and hold up his hand, it does not mean that he is to be handed a summons. The motorcyclist is a headlight repair man. Four of them, distinguished from policemen by their unusual costumes, are now patrolling the city’s streets looking for cars with one or more lights out. When one of these riders spies a prospective customer, he stops him and offers to replace the defective headlight at a nominal fee. Usually the driver accepts as this is cheaper than continuing and getting a summons.