HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc605-6

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of street accidents due to the speeding up of motor traffic; whether his Department has under consideration any plan or regulation which has for its object the securing of greater safety on the roads to pedestrians; and, if so, whether he can state the nature of such plan or regulation?

35. Mr. NAYLOR

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the large number of fatal accidents in which motor cycles are involved and the dangerous way in which these vehicles are driven, he proposes to take any steps to strengthen the regulations affecting their use on the road?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

I have been asked to reply to these questions. The Royal Commission on Transport have recently had under consideration the subject of dangerous driving and of accidents in which motor vehicles are involved. A report from the Commission is expected very shortly. As regards the action which will be taken on the Royal Commission's Report, I would refer the hon. Members to the answer which I gave on 16th July to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelmsford (Colonel Howard-Bury), of which I am sending them copies.