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LT 'Brands Hatch races' exaggerated

2nd October 1970, Page 26
2nd October 1970
Page 26
Page 26, 2nd October 1970 — LT 'Brands Hatch races' exaggerated
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• Suggestions in the Press that London Transport bus drivers were indulging in "Brands Hatch type" races in order to swell their pay packets were dismissed by London Transport on Tuesday as "exaggerated". Reports of buses racing each other from traffic lights to get to bus stops first where services shared common lengths of route were worrying the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

The alleged racing, which included cutting corners, followed the introduction of a scheme on August 15 giving, among other

things, a bonus of 4d for each £1 collected in fares to drivers and conductors. London Transport admitted that a certain rivalry existed between crews since the introduction of the bonus, but it was a "healthy rivalry". What had occurred was -a distinct improvement in services", and drivers were now stopping to pick-up passengers between bus stops.

Automobile Association patrols have been asked to keep an eye open for any race-track driving, but have reported no evidence of this so far.

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