HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c767W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware that there is a system of bets between drivers of motor-omnibuses serving war factories as to which shall get to a certain place first and a fund raised among them from which to pay the fine if one is caught for speeding; and if he will take steps to see that such practices, which lead to road accidents, are put down.

Mr. Noel-Baker

I have heard reports that omnibus drivers have been guilty of the dangerous practices of racing and betting to which my right hon. Friend refers, but I have received no definite evidence that they exist. In one district, where there were grounds for suspicion, the police took special steps to check the driving on some of the works services, with good results. If my right hon. Friend can let me have any more information on the subject, I will see whether anything further can be done.