§ Lieut.-Colonel GAULT
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the present rate of increase of motor traffic in the British Isles and with a view to curtailing accidents, he will consider introducing a standard test for all those at present driving or intending to drive motor vehicles?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
As far as I am aware, there is no evidence to show that any substantial proportion of accidents in which motor vehicles are involved is due to any want of capacity on the part of drivers such as would be disclosed by a driving test. A universal test of the kind proposed by my hon. Friend would clearly be expensive, and might become perfunctory.