HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 c212
34. Viscount CURZON

asked the Home Secretary how many controls were in operation in the Metropolitan police area between a.m. 20th November and p.m. 22nd November for the detection of offences against the speed limit for motor vehicles; how many controls were in operation for the detection of driving to the common danger; how many police officers were employed and with what success in each case, respectively; and how many cases of dangerous driving were reported by the police on ordinary or point duty in the same period?


During the week-end, a.m. 20th November to p.m. 22nd November, two controls were in operation to detect infringements of the speed limit, six officers being employed, and five cases were reported for prosecution. Nine controls were operated to detect cases of dangerous driving, etc., eight officers being employed, but no such cases were reported. Two cases of dangerous driving were detected by police on ordinary duty, and one by police on point duty.