Lightless vehicles

Hertfordshire Mercury, 4th December 1915


At Cheshunt Petty Sessions on Wednesday, William Frederick Allsop, of Gorringe Park Avenue, Tooting Junction, was summoned for driving a motor-car without showing a red rear-light at Cheshunt at 6.20 p.m. on November 6.  He was further summoned for driving the car without having a light which shone on to the identification plate at the back of the car.  The defendant did not appear, but wrote a letter, in which he admitted the offences, and P.c. Foord having stated the facts, the defendant was fined one guinea on each summons, or 13 days.

Alfred Cocks, of Brookfield Lane, Cheshunt, was summoned for driving a van without (1) a front white light and (2)  a red rear-light at Cheshunt at 6.25 p.m. on November 16.  The defendant pleaded guilty, and said the weather was bad that day and prevented him getting home earlier.  Fined 2s. 6d. in each case.

Herbert Glasscock, of Little Hadham, was summoned for driving a horse and cart without a light at Hoddesdon on November 9.  The defendant did not appear.  P.c. Watler proved the case, and a fine of 21s. was imposed.

Thomas Pryor, of Amwell Street, Hoddesdon, was summoned for a similar offence on November 16, at Hoddesdon.  The defendant pleaded guilty.  P.c. Berry stated the facts, and added that when told he would be summoned he said: ‘I am very pleased.  I have enough money to pay.’  A large number of convictions were proved against the defendant, who was fined 21s..

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