HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 c1240W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the recent motor-cycling accident due to the slack rope between two vehicles, one of which was towed; whether he is aware that towing vehicles never carry any public indication that they are so towing; and whether, both in the interests of pedestrians and cyclists, he will consider taking some steps to secure better Warning than exists at present?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have been asked to answer this question. My attention has not been called to the particular accident referred to and I shall be glad to receive details of it On the general question of the use of tow ropes by road vehicles. I would refer my hon. Friend to paragraph 179 of the Second Interim Report of the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, of which paragraph I am sending him a copy. The Committee's Report as a whole has received careful consideration, and I am awaiting a favourable opportunity for introducing a Bill to give effect to the more important of their recommendations.