HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 c974
11. Sir Richard Pilkington

asked the Minister of Transport what regulations he is making concerning strip reflectors, or other contrivances, designed to make the rear of lorries more visible at night.

Mr. Hay

We are not proposing any regulations of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend. We are satisfied that the two rear lights and two reflectors required by the Road Transport Lighting Act, 1957, are adequate, provided, of course, that they are properly maintained.

We recently circulated, and are now studying the comments by interested bodies upon, draft regulations which would require most vehicles over 40 ft. in length to carry additional side lights visible also from front and rear, and also draft regulations prescribing additional lights and other markings for vehicles carrying projecting loads.