Leeds nostalgia: Hazardous city streets

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Dark evenings, cold wet roads and street repairs. Things are just as challenging now as they were in these pictures from the past.

In 1958 gas flares were installed in City Square so that drivers could see this traffic policeman and if it had been foggy in 1970 you might have fallen into these roadworks on Commercial Street .

MAY 1968: The Regent Street flyover was brought to a standstill when a crane jib struck a Leeds Corporation Bus.

MAY 1968: The Regent Street flyover was brought to a standstill when a crane jib struck a Leeds Corporation Bus.

The Regent St flyover was brought to a standstill in 1968 when a crane jib struck a Leeds Corporation bus .

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The dramatic scene was captured from above by our photographer and the owners of the crane were prosecuted and fined £100.Thick fog blanketed the area in 1991 and driving on the Wakefield Road meant full headlights for these motorists .

1957 saw the end of an era when road users had to avoid these workmen who were digging up the old tramlines using the first ever electric drills.

Would our roads have been less congested today if these tracks were still being used?

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