15 FEBRUARY 1935, Page 6

Anything more foolhardy_ than the suggestion—which the Minister of Transport

actually says he is. considering —that car-drivers should be forbidden to sound their horns by day as well as night it would be difficult to conceive. The ban at night is practicable only because due warning of a car's approach, particularly at cross- roads, can be given by means of headlights. The law at present insists that a driver shall give due warning of his approach, when necessary, by sounding his horn, and the law, in this case at any rate, is not a hass. Any- one who tried to reverse it most assuredly would be.