General bus, Falkirk with driver and conductress
View of a Scottish General Omnibus Company Limited bus. It has solid tyres and oil or gas lights and an air bulb horn. The windscreen is open for ventilation and there is a flap covering the open sides of the cab. The driver and conductress are standing at the front.
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From about 1900 in the Falkirk area, buses operated on local journeys, and were soon cheap enough for ordinary people. In 1930 the speed limit on buses was raised from 20 to 30mph; drivers had to pass a test and be over 21.