HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2076-7
13. Captain ARTHUR HOPE

asked the Home Secretary whether he will issue further instructions with regard to the speed of empty taximeter cabs in London, in view of the obstruction they cause by their slowness?


The loitering of unhired cabs is undoubtedly a cause of obstruction to traffic and the police give constant attention to the enforcement of the Regulations. Any question of the extension of the Regulations would be a matter for the Minister of Transport.

Captain HOPE

Is the Minister aware that there is a growing tendency by some taximeter cabs to drive very slowly along the centre of the road and not to give way to faster vehicles which follow?


The police are watching this question very carefully, and as a proof of that I may say that under the Hired Vehicles Regulation, 1933, the number of proceedings taken for cabs loitering in scheduled streets was 543, and for cabs stopping in scheduled streets 324. That was for last year alone.