HC Deb 07 June 1928 vol 218 cc353-4W
Lieut.-Colonel MASON

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the excessive speed of motor vehicles along the Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, is causing complaint amongst the residents; and will he take immediate steps to abate the nuisance.


I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that one such complaint has been received by the local police, and special observation has been kept on Brigstock Road. Three cases of dangerous driving have been reported during the last month, but it cannot be said that excessive speeds are general. The matter will continue to receive attention.

Lieut.-Colonel MASON

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that road transport companies advertise time schedules, the punctuality of which involve consistent excession of the legal speed limit; and does he pro- pose to take any steps to amend a law which is thus flouted.

Colonel ASHLEY

The draft Road Traffic Bill which I caused to be cirlated some time ago contains proposals for the amendment of the law relating to the speed of motor vehicles.