Cars with Trailers (Speed Limit)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Wall Mr Patrick Wall , Haltemprice 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will consider raising the present speed limit of 30 miles-per-hour for cars with light trailers.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

I am not in a position to make a statement on this matter at the moment.

Photo of Mr Patrick Wall Mr Patrick Wall , Haltemprice

Has not this matter been under consideration by my right hon. Friend for nearly a year? Will he bear in mind that this speed limit is now really archaic in modern conditions of brakes and roads?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

If my hon. Friend refers in particular to the towing of boats en trailers, I must inform him that some boats are very long and constitute a considerable obstacle on the road.