HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 c1093W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the revision of the Motor Cars (Use and Construction) Orders and the Heavy Motor Car Orders, with a view to mitigating the excessive noise from motor traffic, particularly with regard to exhaust gases and to unnecessarily offensive horns?


In my view the existing provisions as to the prevention of excessive noise by exhaust gases from motor vehicles, are adequate. As regards the use of horns, the question of the use of a standardised horn, or other instrument for giving warning of approach, was considered by the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, and in their Second Interim Report they stated that it was not a matter which called for any special recommendation.