Pedestrians (Protection).

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1922.

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Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON:

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he proposes to take, whether by new legislation or otherwise, in order to protect pedestrians using country roads where there are no footpaths from those dangers against which he considers pedal cyclists are protected by carrying rear lights?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I have been asked to reply to this question. I do not propose to take any steps in the matter, as I do not consider that the cases of a pedestrian and of a pedal cyclist are comparable.

Mr. THOMSON:

Does not the hon. Gentleman consider that the risks to pedestrians from motorists are quite as great as the risks to cyclists?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman suggests that pedestrians should carry rear lights?

Mr. THOMSON:

Hear, hear.