Coach Safety

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 July 1983.

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Photo of Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Mr Dale Campbell-Savours , Workington 12:00, 11 July 1983

Is there not some evidence that some coach drivers are being pressurised by coach operators to keep to unrealistic timetables to enable them to compete with British Rail services as a result of the Transport Act 1980? Instead of equivocating on this matter, as she has done in a number of written replies to parliamentary questions, will the hon. Lady introduce a 60 mph limit on British motorways to prevent coaches travelling at as much as 80 mph and speeding past those other road users who keep within the law?