20 MAY 1905, Page 24

The Locomotion Problem. By Charles Bright. (P. S. King and

Son. ls. net.)—Mr. Bright has given us hero a seasonable little volume consisting of lectures delivered before the Motor-car Act came into operation. He regards the subject from tho motorist's point of view, but he is candid and reasonable. It would bo a good thing if an equally candid and reasonable statement of the case could be put forward from the pedestrian's point of view It is desirable that County Councils should do their duty by scheduling the roads, limiting the speed where the incline is great and the turns sharp, and wholly closing all ways under a certain breadth. As for penalties, a second serious offence by which life was imperilled might not unreasonably involve for- feiture of the vehicle for a period of, say, six months.