HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2026-7
80. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the practice of slow-moving traffic in London and other towns of consistently keeping to the middle of the road, especially where tramway lines exist, and under any circumstances of keeping two or three yards more out from the kerb than they need to do; and if, in order to relieve the consequent congestion and facilitate the progress of faster vehicles, particularly of those engaged in business pursuits, he will take steps to so control the slower-moving traffic, both horse and motor driven, so that this congestion may be relieved?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware that slow-moving traffic frequently uses the crown of the road instead of keeping as near to the left or near-side of the roadway as may be practicable. Section 10 of the London Traffic Act empowers me, after reference to the London Traffic Advisory Committee, to make regulations, inter alia, for regulating the relative position in the roadway of traffic of differing speeds or types. This matter will be considered by the Advisory Committee in due course.


How much longer shall we have to wait before horse-drawn traffic is taken off the busy London streets altogether?

Colonel ASHLEY

The hon. and gallant Member will, of course, appreciate that the London Traffic Advisory Committee has only been in existence about two and a half months. It has been sitting five or six days a week, and we cannot change everything at once.

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