HC Deb 15 May 1935 vol 301 c1703

asked the Minister of Transport whether the reports received in his Department indicate that the replacement of tramcars by trolley-omnibuses has increased road safety?


It is naturally impossible to isolate statistically the precise effect of the substitution of trolley vehicles for tramcars because on any given road many other factors are involved. Investigation has shown, however, that some of the most dangerous sections of road are those on which tramway services exist. I am satisfied that the substitution of more mobile units, including trolley vehicles, which do not require the presence of rails in the road bed, does make for safety, and I shall do all I can to encourage the process.