HC Deb 06 July 1908 vol 191 cc1244-5
MR. LAIDLAW (Renfrewshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the speed at which taxicabs are driven on the streets of London, with consequent danger to other traffic, especially in residential squares, where approaching carriages and cars on cross-roads are obscured by trees; and if he will take steps to check this practice.


Both from correspondence and from personal observation I am satisfied that some of these cabs are driven in a reckless and dangerous manner, though I am told that they seldom exceed the speed limit of twenty miles an hour. The police do their best to stop such driving, and though it is often difficult to obtain the necessary evidence, they have successfully prosecuted sixty motor cab drivers in the last twelve months.