11. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he proposes to take, whether by new legislation or otherwise, in order to protect pedestrians using country roads where there are no footpaths from those dangers against which he considers pedal cyclists are protected by carrying rear lights?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to reply to this question. I do not propose to take any steps in the matter, as I do not consider that the cases of a pedestrian and of a pedal cyclist are comparable.
Does not the hon. Gentleman consider that the risks to pedestrians from motorists are quite as great as the risks to cyclists?