§ 56. Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to numerous accidents which have been caused by motorists stopping their cars at cross-roads to inquire their route from scouts or police officers directing the traffic and thus diverting their attention from their duties; and if he will take steps to make such action an offence, either by legislation or regulation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
I agree that the practice to which my hon. Friend refers is undesirable and may be a source of inconvenience and possibly of danger to traffic. My attention has not, however, been drawn to it as a cause of numerous accidents. The following paragraph on the subject appears on page 8 of the Highway Code:Do not pull up alongside a constable on point duty to ask him a question which other people could answer. His full attention is required for his duties.