HC Deb 30 July 1913 vol 56 c544W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has any and, if so, what evidence that speeds greater than ten miles were the cause of accidents at Hyde Park Corner; and how many fatal accidents caused by such speeds occurred at Hyde Park Corner in the years 1911 and 1912?


According to the evidence furnished on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, the number of accidents which occurred at Hyde Park Corner in the three years ended 31st March, 1913, and in which motor vehicles were concerned was 658. I understand that in sixty-five of these cases the estimated speed of the motor vehicle exceeded ten miles an hour. In the same period there were five fatal accidents, and it would appear that in two of these the car was travelling at ten or more miles per hour.