HC Deb 23 February 1911 vol 21 cc2066-7
Captain MURRAY

asked the President of the Local Government Board, with reference to the question of the hon. Member for Kincardineshire on the 4th November, 1908, whether the subject of accidents caused by the employment of dazzling headlights on motor-cars had received his further consideration; and, if so, whether he could now take steps, by regulation or otherwise, to compel the use of such appliances as would reduce to a minimum the excessive glare?


Further consideration has been given to this matter, but I regret that I have not as yet been able to find a saris-factory means for dealing with it.

Colonel YATE

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the question of prohibiting the use of these large search-lights in the streets of London, where the streets being well lighted, there is no necessity for them?


I am glad to say that since attention was called to this matter by my hon. Friend, the makers of these lamps have seen the wisdom of not pursuing the policy of having the high-grade lamp that they first instituted, and the tendency is to avoid the difficulty to which the hon. Member opposite referred. I am considering this matter in conjunction with the police, and if we can still further diminish the use of these particular lights, which are a danger to horse drivers and others, we will do our best in that direction.