HC Deb 20 July 1926 vol 198 cc1032-3

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the growing practice of motor and other cycles overtaking other moving traffic on the near side; and, because of the great danger of this practice, will he do what he can to draw the attention of those who are thus breaking the law?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have no statistical evidence to show that the practice on the part of cyclists and motor cyclists of overtaking vehicles on the near side is on the increase. I agree that the practice is dangerous, whether the offender be a cyclist or car driver, and I will consider how best to give effect to the suggestion contained in the second part of the question.


Does the Minister realise that this is very often done in ignorance, and that a warning, if he could give it, would be very efficacious?

Colonel ASHLEY

I do not see how it rests with the Government.

Colonel DAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is done as often by the drivers of small cars, like Austin "Sevens," as by cyclists?


Is it not the case that the faultlies with motor drivers who persist in keeping in the middle of the road, instead of keeping to their own side?