HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 cc525-6W
Lieut.-Commander FLETCHER

asked the Minister of Transport if he is in a position to state whether the Committee appointed to consider the regulation of road traffic has made any Report relative to the carrying of reflecting mirrors by all motor vehicles being made compulsory?


The Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles in their Second Interim Report recommended that if the driver of a vehicle is prevented by reason of the construction, condition or use of the vehicle from readily hearing the signals of vehicles overtaking him, then the vehicle should be provided with either a sound receiver and transmitter or with a suitable reflecting mirror. As I have already stated in answer to previous questions, I am awaiting a suitable opportunity to introduce legislation giving effect to many of the recommendations of the Committee.