HC Deb 23 June 1954 vol 529 cc31-2W
75. Mr. Hurd

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what success the Post Office is having in its efforts to persuade owners of older motor vehicles to fit suppressors so as to eliminate this cause of interference with television reception, which is a nuisance to those living near main highways; and what plans he has for making this appeal more effective.

In 1953, buses in the Central London area travelled 279,196,183 miles and trolleybuses, 74,234,975 miles.
Year 1953
Central buses Trolleybuses
Number Number per million vehicle miles Number Number per million vehicle miles
Accidents involving personal injury
Between bus and other vehicles, animals or objects 824 2.95 321 4.32
No other vehicle concerned 11,687 41.86 3,613 48.67
Total accidents 12,511 44.81 3,934 52.99
Casualties arising from accidents
Between bus and other vehicles, animals or objects—
Killed 22 0.08 6 0.08
Injured 1,181 4.23 400 5.39
No other vehicle involved—
Killed 33 0.12 8 0.11
Injured 12,092 43.31 3,913 52.71
Total casualties—
Killed 55 0.20 14 0.19
Injured 13,273 47.54 4,313 58.10
1. "No other vehicle concerned" includes accidents between buses and pedestrians involving the bus passengers only.
2. "Injured" includes serious and slight injuries.

Mr. Gammans

The most up-to-date information I have is that contained in my reply to the hon. Member for Nottingham, East (Mr. Harrison) on 10th February last. Appeals to encourage the fitting of suppressors on older motor vehicles continue to be made by a number of interests, including the Post Office. The situation is being watched carefully.

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