HC Deb 30 July 1908 vol 193 cc1761-2
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the fact that motorists who are in the habit of exceeding the speed limit frequently complain of the traps set by the police for the detection of such breaches of the law; and whether, in view of these complaints, he will suggest to the local authorities that a preferable method of enforcing the law would be to employ cars provided with an accurate speedometer so that the driver may know when the car is being driven at the precise maximum speed permitted by the law, each such car to carry a police officer in plain clothes with instructions to arrest any car that passes him when he is travelling at the maximum speed and to prosecute the owner or driver for exceeding the speed-limit.


The somewhat expensive method of checking breaches of the speed-limit which my hon. friend suggests does not commend itself to me, and I do not think it is one that I could recommend to police authorities for their adoption.

MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the simple suggestion made by a noble Lord in another place?


I will take them all into consideration.