HC Deb 12 August 1909 vol 9 cc819-20W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he will issue an Order to compel all motors to carry transparent lights to show the number of the car?


At the time when the Regulations under the Motor Car Ac, 1903, were in course of preparation, this question was considered. Experiments which were made at the time with transparent illuminated numbers were not very satisfactory. As a result the Order was so framed as to leave the use of transparencies optional. I do not find that they are much used at present, and in the absence of further evidence I should hesitate to make their use compulsory.