HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 c596
88. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the great annoyance, discomfort, and expense entailed by pedestrians, shopkeepers, property owners, and others on account of the splashing of mud caused by motor vehicles, he will consider the introduction of legislation or issue regulations to make it compulsory upon the owners of such vehicles to utilise some of the simple and effective devices used in other countries to overcome this nuisance?

Colonel ASHLEY

I believe that all anti-mudsplash devices which have any claim to consideration have been tested. and I am advised that generally speaking not one has yet been discovered which is sufficiently satisfactory and effective to justify the introduction of legislation, or the issue of regulations, making the use of such devices compulsory.


Is the Minister aware that the transport companies have had certain special new devices offered to them, but refused them entirely because of the cost of fitting them?

Colonel ASHLEY

I do not think that is the case. I think it is because they are not considered entirely satisfactory.