HC Deb 31 October 1906 vol 163 c1105
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, having regard to the fact that motor omnibuses were responsible for 797 accidents in the metropolitan police district during the months of July and August, resulting in 149 cases of personal injury, including six deaths, can he state approximately what percentage of these accidents are attributable to side-slips; and will he state whether motor omnibus proprietors have yet been requested to introduce some device for the prevention of side-slips.


I am afraid I cannot give any estimate. Many of the accidents which occur are not witnessed by the police, and they cannot with accuracy state what proportion of them are attributable to side-slip. I am assured that proprietors and makers of motor omnibuses are sparing no efforts to discover the means of remedying the tendency to side-slip.