HC Deb 14 May 1941 vol 371 c1225W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Air what control is exercised in the Royal Air Force over the speed of Royal Air Force vehicles; how is the speed of such vehicles checked on the road; and will Royal Air Force mobile: traffic police be established on lines similar to those recently formed for the Army, which have led to an immediate and considerable decrease in accidents involving Army vehicles?

Captain Balfour

In general, R.A.F. vehicles are subject to the normal regulations governing traffic control. An exception is, however, made in the case of certain classes of heavy vehicles provided that the journeys are of an urgency which wan-ants exemption and written authority is obtained in advance. Control over speed is exercised by the civil police in the Metropolitan Police area and elsewhere by the Army Mobile Traffic Police. A separate organisation of R.A.F. mobile traffic police is therefore unnecessary.