Monday, October 30, 2006

MPs fail Highway Code test

Just spotted this Early Day motion submitted by Lib Dem MP, Richard Younger-Ross. Basically he's calling on the Government to "educate drivers in how to respond to emergency vehicles, in particular by including such advice in the Highway Code, and to make it part of the driving test."

Perhaps it's Mr Younger-Ross that need educating given the HighWay Code states the following:
29: Emergency vehicles. If an ambulance, fire engine, police or other emergency vehicle approaches using flashing blue lights, headlights and/or sirens, keep off the road.

194: Emergency vehicles. You should look and listen for ambulances, fire engines, police or other emergency vehicles using flashing blue, red or green lights, headlights or sirens. When one approaches do not panic. Consider the route of the emergency vehicle and take appropriate action to let it pass. If necessary, pull to the side of the road and stop, but do not endanger other road users.
I think we should make him, and the 17 others who signed the EDM, take their test again.

2 comments:

Guthrum said...

or all 18 get a job more worthy of their talents, we are in an illegal war on two fronts,erosion of civil liberties,filthy NHS hospitals and corruption in the form of Cash for Peerages, and this is the best they can come up with, it is not even 6th form debating society stuff.

Peter Hitchens said...

maybe he is trying to do something about people who get 3 points and a fine up their arse for pulling past a red light to allow an ambulance/police car/fire engine past.