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16th February 1932
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Of the press gang at work for the railway s.

That the steel industry had banked on a 25 per cent.' duty.

That KeighIey's Joint Transport Board is not a meat-carrying concern.

That Manchester may provide occasion for the next Committee of Inquiry.

That the G.P.O. now has well over 1,000 MorrisCommercial vehicles in service.

That petrol suppliers feel almost down amongst the dead men, but that it won't last.

Of new muffled and unmuffied railway preparations to fight goods transport by road.

That a lot of railway profits are unprofitably spent in foolish competition with road transport.

That everything comes to him who waits—that Is, everything (if anything) that the "go-getters" have left. —0 Of some users who still warm up their carburetters and engines by laying a few hot bricks on or near them.

Of many in railway circles who are living in hopes of seeing the annual tax on the heaviest types of goods motors put up to £200.

That there will be no second licensing this year of large numbers of public-service vehicles which were allowed to run in 1931 by the Commissioners.

That curses are the least of the ills that may fall to the lot of the driver who, stopping suddenly in a narrow road, pops backwards out of his offside door.

That very large percentages of the motor traffic using unclassified, scheduled, or Class II highways, are caught and recorded during any traffic census on Class I highways.

That H.M. Treasury has its eye on C.I.

Of 14-seaters still in demand as trail-blazers.

Of being " Boscawened " as a new torpedo effect. That municipalities are the biggest buyers to-day.

That even at country railway stations the growler is becoming extinct.

That there are now no fewer than 96,500 motorbuses in use in the United States.

That, allowing for an average overall length of 20 ft. per vehicle, if all the buses were placed in line they would extend over a distance of no less than 365 miles, Of doubts as to whether the new special railway rates will have the desired effect.

Someone prophesying that, with motor-banditry on the increase, drivers may have to be armed.

Of a growing practice amongst foreign Governments of enforcing the mixing of alcohol with petrol.

That the reputations of good products are too often damaged by people who do not understand their use.

That nowadays the presence of solid tyres on any but the heaviest vehicle practically indicates "the coming of the end."

That motor fire escapes with all-steel ladders extending to a height of no less than 147 ft. are now being constructed in Germany.

• That, as the worker often has no time for reading excepting when journeying to and from his job, designers of passenger vehicles should see that the illumination is not ill-lumination.

Someone asking if the Southern Railway thinks "Live Dangerously" a preferable slogan to "Safety First," as in reconstructing a well-known station in Sussex it has put the only exit and entrance for all road traffic on a blind bend.

That we have now touched bottom.

Of some bores that nothing seems to wear out.

That covered-top double-deckers are tho dividend earners.

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