§ 15. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Home Secretary if he will inquire how many accidents have been caused through the sides of lorries overlapping the pavements, whereby injury has been done to 1233 pedestrians; and what action is taken in these cases to prosecute drivers who are guilty of this offence?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I regret that no statistics are available of the number of injuries to pedestrians attributed to this cause, but the special returns of fatal road accidents during the year 1933 furnished by the chief officers of Police to the Ministry of Transport show that in that year there were four such fatal accidents in Great Britain. Should an accident of the kind referred to occur, I have no doubt that the police would consider the question of instituting proceedings for careless or dangerous driving.