§ 28. Mr. WEST
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been 314 drawn to the dismissal of a summons against a motorist for failing to pull up at a pedestrian crossing, and his statement that the pedestrian had time to go, back three yards to the pavement; and what steps he proposes to take to make the law on this subject better known?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I have seen a Press report of the case to which I assume the hon. Member refers. As regards the second part of the question I can only state the law, which as embodied in the regulations is:4. The driver of every vehicle at or approaching a crossing where traffic is not for the time being controlled by a police constable or by light signals shall allow free and uninterrupted passage to any foot passenger who is on the carriageway at such crossing, and every such foot passenger shall have precedence over all vehicular traffic at such crossing.This regulation, among others, is reproduced in the new Highway Code, of which a distribution to over 13,000,000 householders will shortly be made. Further copies will be sent to all magistrates.