HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 cc1708-9W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation whereby applicants for motor-drivers' licences should be subjected to some tests for efficiency and of the etiquette of the road?

Colonel ASHLEY

As regards tests of efficiency, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on 6th July to the hon. Member for the Hartlepools (Sir W. Sugden), of which I am sending him a copy. I am doubtful whether the etiquette and courtesy of the road can be made the subject of a test. I have made arrangements with the registration authorities for the issue of one of the National Safety First Association's pamphlets on "road sense" and "safe motoring" with each driving licence, and I hope this will have some effect in checking thoughtless and discourteous driving.