HC Deb 26 April 1933 vol 277 c99
12. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the increasing number of fatal and serious accidents to pedestrians due to dangerous driving, he proposes to take steps to reimpose a speed limit on all motor vehicles?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

Driving a motor vehicle at a speed which is dangerous in all the circumstances of the case is already an offence for which heavy penalties are provided by the Road Traffic Act, 1930. I have the whole question of road accidents under constant examination, and, as the hon. Member is probably aware, a special inquiry is now being carried out through the police into the causes and circumstances of all fatal accidents. In the light of past experience, however, I am not satisfied that the re-imposition of a general speed limit for all motor vehicles would prove an effective means for reducing the number of accidents.