HL Deb 17 March 2005 vol 670 cc150-1WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What regulations exist to prevent left-hand drive coaches discharging their passengers into the middle of the highway. [HL1658]

Lord Davies of Oldham

Regulations on the conduct of drivers of public service vehicles require a driver to stop the vehicle when picking up or setting down passengers as close as is reasonably practicable to the left or near side of the road. It would appear that "near side" in relation to a left-hand drive vehicle would be the side on which the passenger doors are located, that is to say, the right-hand side.