HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc1411-2
13. Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he will take to stop the issue of driving licences to drivers suffering from bad sight or severe physical disabilities which might impair their driving or make them liable to affect the safety of other road users.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I have no evidence that the measures already in force are inadequate. The Road Research Laboratory is studying the relationship between health and road accidents and the position will be reviewed when the study is complete.

Mr. Hamling

Would my right hon. Friend comment to the House on the recent correspondence that I have had with him on this subject?

Mr. Fraser

Not in answer to the Question. I really cannot add to what I have just said.

Mr. Hogg

In any review of the subject which the right hon. Gentleman may undertake, may I ask him to bear in mind the interests of the disabled drivers, who, by and large, are among the safest and most closely controlled class of drivers in the community?

Mr. Fraser

Yes, Sir.