HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c433W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to a recent prosecution of a lorry driver at Ipswich, when it was stated that if the lorry followed the kerb closely it overhung the pathway by 5 inches; and what action is taken by him to prevent lorries with such overhang using the roads or driving so close to the kerb as to cause danger to pedestrians?

Mr. Burgin

I have been unable to identify the prosecution to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. Except in the case of public service vehicles, which draw up frequently alongside kerbs, there are no requirements as to lateral overhang, and I do not think that they are necessary. Anyone driving so close to the kerb as to endanger pedestrians would, I think, be liable to proceedings for careless or dangerous driving.