HC Deb 17 June 1936 vol 313 c988
56. Mr. TINKER

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the danger of accidents arising when vehicles draw up and stop for any lengthy period on each side of the road so as to be opposite each other, and thereby cause vehicles to converge when they come to and pass them; and will he examine this question to see whether anything can be done to lessen the danger?


Yes, Sir. The roads are provided at public expense for free passage and the prevention of obstruction upon them is a matter for the police.


Would not some instructions from the Department be helpful in this matter, because again I have had experience of this difficulty, and I should like to draw the Minister's attention to cases where no notice is being taken of this rule? I have seen several cases where accidents have nearly happened owing to the failure to observe the rule.


The law is clear on the subject, and so is the Highway Code.