Figures released by the government’s Road Fund administrators showed that for the first time cars were ‘Kings of the Road’ in Britain


Friday 28th October 1927

Figures released by the government’s Road Fund administrators showed that for the first time cars were ‘Kings of the Road’ in Britain. In the calendar year 1926, motor vehicle licences had numbered 1,779,000 and horse-drawn just 127,248. The gross revenue from these came to £19,032,000. Compared with the previous year, the revenue was up 10.4 per cent and the number of motor vehicles up 11.8 per cent. Horse-drawn vehicles, by contrast, were down 17.1 per cent.


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