HC Deb 04 April 1928 vol 215 c1970W
Major GLYN

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the increasing discomfort caused to residents in the Metropolitan area of motor car drivers using electric horns at all times of the day and night; and whether, since taximeter cabs and omnibuses only use bulb horns, the police will be instructed to prosecute persons making noises that are as disturbing as they are unnecessary?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have been asked to answer this question. Under the Motor Car Acts and the Regulations made there under, every motor car is required to carry an instrument capable of giving audible and sufficient warning of the approach or position of the vehicle. Owing to the difficulty either of fixing or of enforcing any definite standard of sound, I cannot see my way to making Regulations in the matter.