HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1946-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether the police regulation against the use of the open exhaust on motor cars and other petrol-driven vehicles is still in force; if so, whether he is aware that the regulation is extensively disregarded, and that considerable annoyance is caused to the public, and no little danger to drivers of horse-drawn vehicles, in consequence; and whether he will cause an intimation to be given to the Metropolitan police to enforce the regulation and institute proceedings against those who persist in its breach?


I am informed that the provisions of Article IV. of the Use and Construction Order, 1904, as amended by the Order of 1912, are still in force. The police are aware of the annoyance caused when the provisions are disregarded, and they do their best to enforce them. There have been 98 prosecutions in the Metropolitan police district during the last six months.