Mr. CATHCART WASON (on behalf of Mr. Cox)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received a resolution from the Dunton Green Parish Council calling attention to the danger to life, limb, and property to which His Majesty's subjects in Dunton Green are daily exposed by the illegal and reckless driving of motor cars through the village, to the constant disregard of danger signals by motorists, and to the example set to all classes by these law breakers; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Gladstone)
I received the resolution a few days ago 1180 and at once made inquiry of the chief constable. He informs me that he placed a police control on the road at Dunton Green on various occasions in 1908, and previous years, and that a number of convictions were obtained, with the result that there was a great improvement as regards careful driving and the observance of the speed limit. No complaints have been received by the police for some considerable time; but if the parish council believe that motor cars are driven through the village at a dangerous speed any representation by them to the chief constable will receive careful attention.