HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2025-6
78. Colonel APPLIN

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can give the number of fatal accidents caused to pedestrians through walking on the left side of the road; and if, in view of the danger of not facing on-coming traffic, he will take the necessary steps to ensure the rules of the road being complied with by pedestrians?

Colonel ASHLEY

I regret that I am not in possession of the figures which my hon. and gallant Friend requires. As regards the last part of the question, I am not aware of any general rule of the road applicable to persons on foot.

Colonel APPLIN

Is it not a fact that most of the accidents occurring to pedestrians from motor-cars are caused by them having their hacks to the oncoming traffic?

Colonel ASHLEY

It is much better to walk on the other side.