HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc77-8W
85. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that certain drivers crossing controlled pedestrian crossings with the lights against them drive on even after having been in contact with pedestrians although called upon to stop both before and after such contact; and whether he will cause proceedings to be instituted against those who continue to drive on, if their motor cars have been identified.

Mr Ede

Under Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act, 193o, failure to stop is an offence only if an accident occurs whereby damage or injury is caused to any person, vehicle or animal. I have no doubt that the police would institute proceedings in the case of any offence against this Section which is brought to their notice and I do not think that any action is called for on my part.