Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Headlamps

– in the House of Commons on 10th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Lewisham West

asked the Home Secretary whether, in the interests of road safety, he will eliminate from the roads the large number of motor-cars with ill-adjusted headlamp masks which dazzle other road users by throwing a beam above the horizontal?

Photo of Miss Ellen Wilkinson Miss Ellen Wilkinson , Jarrow

Headlamps which cast a beam above the horizontal when the vehicle is standing on a level surface are illegal under the Lighting (Restrictions) Order, 1940, and the police make every effort to enforce the law in this respect.

Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Lewisham West

If the hon. Lady maintains that the police make every effort to enforce this Regulation, will she go and look in any main street of London after blackout and see how unsuccessful the police at the moment are being?

Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

Why do you not go together?