HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1383-4
74. Brigadier-General Spears

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that cyclists are frequently entirely invisible in the black-out owing to the fact that their rear lights are covered by their coats; and whether he will make an Order that rear lights on cycles must be fixed so low that they cannot be so obscured?

Sir J. Anderson

Under the Lighting Order it is already an offence for a cyclist to ride with his rear light obscured from view. I have no doubt that cyclists are fully alive to the necessity of seeing that the rear light is not obscured, and I do not think it is necessary to prescribe the height at which the light should be fixed.