HC Deb 07 August 1912 vol 41 cc3173-4
61. Captain MURRAY

asked the Home Secretary whether inspectors from Scotland Yard have at any time been in the habit of advising taxi-cab drivers to hoot half-a-dozen times at every street corner or crossing; and whether, in view of the annoyance caused to the public, especially during the hours commonly devoted to sleep, by the excessive and inconsiderate use of warning signals, he will take such steps as may be necessary to impress upon taxi-cab and other motor drivers that in order, so far as possible, to obviate the use of warning instruments they should drive at a low rate of speed when approaching a crossing?


Such advice is not and has at no time been given by inspectors of the Metropolitan Police. Drivers, on being licensed are strictly enjoined to exercise at all times great care in driving through the London streets.

Captain MURRAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Regulations issued by the Local Government Board are not attended to?


From personal observation I am disposed to agree with my hon. Friend.