Motor Vehicles (Speed Limit).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the speed of motor vehicles traversing the space between Abingdon Street and Bridge Street; and whether, in view of the large number of pedestrians who cross the roadway to and from the Houses of Parliament, he will make an order limiting the speed of all such vehicles to six miles per hour?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

There is no power to make an Order limiting the speed of all motor vehicles to six miles per hour. The traffic is well controlled at the place mentioned in the question, and I am advised that any special restriction as to speed at this spot is most undesirable. Though it would be impracticable strictly to enforce any such restriction, it would tend to traffic congestion.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

As it is difficult to gear down to six miles an hour, would not an additional refuge be more effective?

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

Has the hon. Gentleman tried to cross at this point in the rushing traffic?