HC Deb 06 December 1927 vol 211 cc1182-3

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the danger to which men engaged in road repairing are exposed by the high speed at which some motor vehicles pass; and whether he will consider the advisability of taking steps to impose a speed limit at all places where the road is being repaired?

Colonel ASHLEY

If a driver of a motor vehicle disregards cautionary signs indicating that road works are in progress, and does not proceed at a speed which is safe in the circumstances, he would be liable to conviction under the law relating to dangerous driving, as laid down in the Motor Car Act, 1903. I do not think that the substitution of a speed limit for the usual cautionary signs is necessary or desirable.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider making compulsory the lighting of vehicles in foggy weather in the day time, especially in London?

Colonel ASHLEY

That question can be brought up on the Road Traffic Bill.

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