11 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 6

Unless some purely vexatious opposition reveals itself, it ought not

to take half an hour of the House of Commons' time to give three reading§ to the most necessary little Bill, which Sir Arthur Gridley has drafted and members of all parties have backed, designed to make it clear that a motorist is not required to give a hand signal as well as a mechanical signal when turning or stopping. No one ever dreamed that he was till the Court of Appeal gave an astonishing ruling to that effect by the narrowest possible majority a few months ago. The mechanical signals, which are practically far more effective, are fully recognised by the Highway Code, and their legal status ought to be settled once for all.

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