White Paper on Tests of Old Vehicles
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THE Government scheme for the corn1 pulsory testing of goods vehicles not over 30 cwt. unladen, cars and motorcycles 10 or more years old, is to be outlined in a White Paper to be published within a few weeks. As The Commercial Motor reported on March 14, the fee for the test will be I5s., and the certificate of roadworthiness will last for a year. There would be a right of appeal to a Government inspector.
It is probable that the penalty for using a 10-year-old vehicle without a certificate will be a fine of up to 120 on a first offence, and up to £50 or imprisonment up to three months on a subsequent or second conviction.
• DARLINGTON FARES UP
A LL adult fares of Darlington Trans1-1 port Department will rise by Id. on April 1, when the minimum rate will become 2d. The Northern Traffic Commissioners sanctioned the increases on Tuesday. They are expected to yield an extra £30.000 a year.
Mr. W. Mayes, general manager. told The Commercial Motor on Wednesday that there should be a slight profit next year. Figures for the current year were expected to show a deficit of approximately £19,000.