HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 cc790-1

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has considered the use of motor-horns in London, especially by taxi-cabs; and, seeing that in consequence of the number of horns sounded safety to life and limb is thereby endangered, rather than protected, owing to the confusion of sounds, whether he will take steps, by issuing recommendations to owners and drivers of taxi-cabs that motor-horns should only be used when necessary, to mitigate the public nuisance and the menace to public safety?


The Commissioner of Police has recently issued a circular notice on this subject, which has been widely distributed, calling upon all owners and drivers of motor vehicles to do all in their power to reduce the annoyance caused by the excessive use of motor-horns and other noisy devices.

Captain MURRAY

Would not the case be met by giving facilities for the Bill standing in my name?


I will consider that.