HC Deb 23 July 1958 vol 592 c416
23. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will consider making it an offence for a learner driver to carry other passengers in addition to his instructor.

Mr. Nugent

I do not think that this restriction would be justified.

Mr. Dance

When one drives at the weekend one frequently sees cars bearing "L" plates and containing ma, pa and the baby, who are being carried along. Does not my hon. Friend think that that is distracting to the driver and causes unnecessary exposure to danger?

Mr. Nugent

There may be some distraction in having ma, pa and the baby in the car, but it would be very onerous to put on the restriction for which my hon. Friend asks.