HC Deb 10 August 1966 vol 733 c365W
Mr. Horner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the recent report of the Traffic Committee of the Central Conference of Chief Constables accepting that firemen drivers may proceed against traffic signals, ignore halt signs and pass traffic refuges on the wrong side but that in the event of an accident full responsibility for the legal consequences must rest upon the fireman, he will now seek to amend the law so as to remove this ambiguity.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

It has long been accepted that some latitude is reasonable for drivers of emergency vehicles responding to urgent calls. The desirability of amending the law is being studied.