London buses

Just this morning as my bus sped around a curve and I was thrown half way across the bus, I wondered how they know these things aren't going to topple over. Then in my weekly pursue of the Lively Morgue later that morning, I saw the London bus tilt test. Simples. 

April 8, 1933: For those who have visited London and wondered how they know their double-decker buses won’t fall over, this is apparently how they find out. Per police regulation, employees of the London General Omnibus Company put their 60-person bus to a “tilt test,” putting it on a 28-degree angle. Photo: The New York Times

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