§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport how many persons have been killed and how many have been injured in road accidents involving, respectively, tramcars, trolley-omnibuses and motor-buses per 1,000,000 passenger miles run by the L.P.T.B. for the past 12 months ended 31St December, 1942?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
The figures of fatal and non-fatal accidents per million car miles run by various classes of L.P.T.B. vehicles, in which such vehicles were involved, are as follow:
FATAL ACCIDENTS. Persons. Per million car miles run. Central Buses … 76 .48 Country Buses … 21 .67 Trams … 18 .58 Trolleybuses … 61 .89 Total … 176 .60 NON-FATAL ACCIDENTS. Persons. Per million car miles run. Central Buses … 5,973 37.5 Country Buses … 1,024 32.7 Trams … 1,740 56.1 Trolley buses … 4,096 59.7 Total … 12,833 44.2
The basis of car miles has been used because, as I hope my hon. Friend will agree, it is a more appropriate basis of calculation than passenger miles, since the figures of accidents include passengers, pedestrians, and other victims.