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Elastic on Brakes : Hauliers Fined

18th April 1958, Page 43
18th April 1958
Page 43
Page 43, 18th April 1958 — Elastic on Brakes : Hauliers Fined
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ELASTIC bands were stated to have been fitted to the rear brakes of a vehicle belonging to James Berry, haulier. The Common, Adlington, Lanes, at Chorley last week, when he was fined a total of £27 for failing to maintain its brakes,steering, tyres and speedometer, and for having no silencer.

The propeller shaft and the chassis were also said to be defective. Kenneth Gordon Grant, driver, Short Street, Horwich, Lanes, was fined £9.

Fines totalling £8 i0s. were also imposed on Leonard Bibby, haulier, Russell Square, Choi-Icy, at Chorley, for failing to maintain the brakes, steering and speedometer of his lorry. William Gregory, driver, . was fined a similar amount.

It was stated that the vehicle could be pushed with the hand brake on, the speedometer cable was disconnected, and the steering wheel had 40 degrees of play in it.


A SECOND batch of double-deckers, 1-"1 making 20 in all, has`been delivered to Blackpool Transport Department by Leyland Motors, Ltd. The vehicles have full-fronted bodies with co-ncealed radiators, and open rear platforms. Sixtythree seats ,are provided for winter work, but two are removed for summer holiday traffic to make room for a luggage grid.

The chassis are PD2.27 models with 125 b.h.p. engines and synchromesh gearboxes. Bodywork is 27 ft. long. The undertaking now have a fleet of some 160 Leyland vehicles.

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