§ 38. Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether, having regard to numerous fatal accidents recently reported and the recommendations made by coroners that rear lights on bicycles are essential as a protection for the cyclist, he will now issue Regulations compelling the use of rear lights on all vehicles, including bicycles and tricycles?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on 19th February to a question from the hon. Member for West Leicester (Mr. Hill) of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. C. BUXTON
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware of the very strong feeling of cyclist clubs on this question, on the ground that a cyclist, not having eyes in the back of his head, cannot see whether the rear light of his machine is alight or not?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
More than one deputation has been received, and I think the Department is fully seized of the facts in regard to this matter.