HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 c2192

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the accidents and frequent deaths arising from cyclists hanging on to motor vehicles, he will give instructions to the police to stop this practice?


The Commissioner of Metropolitan Police reports that the police are alive to the dangers resulting from the practice referred to, and warnings to cyclists have been issued through the medium of cycling journals and otherwise. The powers of the police in this matter are, however, limited, being defined by Section 59 of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1839, and it is necessary that they should be exercised with the greatest care. lest accidents result from their intervention.