§ 42. Mr. TINKER
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the danger caused by motorcars standing, sometimes unattended, near pedestrian crossing-places, thereby obstructing the view of both pedestrians and drivers of vehicles; and whether he will consider making it compulsory for vehicles to be kept at a sufficient distance away from the crossings?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Captain Austin Hudson)
Regulation 6 of the Pedestrian Crossing Places (Traffic) Provisional Regulations provides that no driver of any vehicle shall cause such vehicle or any part thereof to stop on any crossing unless either
My right hon. Friend is in consultation with the Commissioner of Police on a suggestion that the Regulations should be strengthened to provide that vehicles should not wait within a length of, say, 25 yards on the near side of a pedestrian crossing for a longer period than is necessary for picking up or setting down passengers or for the loading or unloading of goods.
- (a) he is prevented from proceeding by circumstances beyond his control, or
- (b) it is necessary for him to stop in order to avoid accident.