30 JULY 1921, Page 2

Sir William Joynson-Hicks made some very sensible remarks at the

annual meeting of the Automobile Association and Motor Union on Wednesday, an organization which comprises 160,000 motorists, with an income of a quarter of a million a year. All new roads, he considered, should have a minimum of forty feet to accommodate the motor charabanc, which is the poor man's motor. Petrol, too, could and must come down in price. We agree. We would add, however, that besides the new roads being wide, the gradients on the old roads should be at once attended to. It is the steepness of certain parts of hills that obliges the use of high-power cars and so prevents the entry of the cheap motor which is the equivalent of the pony and trap.