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Goods Vehicles (Speed Limit Prosecutions)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will obtain a report from the police authorities as to why, for several years, they have failed to find any effective way of enforcing a 20 miles-per-hour speed limit for goods vehicles over three tons; and the number of prosecutions for this offence during the past year.

The statistics of prosecutions for exceeding a speed limit do not distinguish between goods vehicles of various types, which are subject to various limits. The total number of prosecutions for exceeding a speed limit in a goods vehicle in England and Wales in 1953 was 20,293. In the light of these figures I could not accept the implication in the first part of the Question.