Coach in "Bad ConditiOn " Fines of £37
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CAERLEON magistrates were told by a Ministry of Transport official, last week, that a 33-seat coach stopped by police on the Newport—Chepitow road was "in a very had condition."Any excessive weight from inside could possibly force the pillars out and break the windows," he said.
The _ owner, Alfred Alan Lloyd, Dudley Road East, Brades Village, Oldbury, Birmingham, was fined a total of £30 when he pleaded guilty to: using the vehicle without a suitable extinguisher, without a first-aid kit, without apparatus capable of raising the vehicle. with inefficient steering gear and brakes, and with parts and accessories in such a condition as to be likely to cause danger.
Ernest Edgar Burton, also of Dudley Road East, Brades Village, was fined £7 when he pleaded guilty to driving the coach in such a condition and for failing to carry a work ticket.
It was stated that when the coach was examined the foot brake could be pressed down to the boards without effect, the steering wheel moved some seven inches before the wheels turned, and some of the panels were loose.