HC Deb 01 July 1920 vol 131 c690W

asked the Minister of Transport if all the necessary precautions are taken to safeguard human life when trailers are attached to heavy motor wagons; and whether brakes are fitted on such trailers and responsible persons placed in charge of them.


I would refer my hon. Friend to Article III. of the Motor-Cars (Use and Construction) Order, 1904, of which I am sending a copy to the hon. Member. From this he will see that the requirements indicated in the second part of his question are, in fact, imposed by that Order, in the case of trailers attached to motor wagons and exceeding 2 cwt. in weight, unladen. The enforcement of the Order is a matter for the police.

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