HC Deb 23 June 1930 vol 240 c810W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received any complaints as to the inadequacy of rear lights that are carried on many slow-moving vehicles; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I am not quite clear as to what particular type of vehicle my hon. Friend refers to, but I assume it is the heavier type of vehicle, such as the lorry and the tractor, and I further assume that it relates to the exhibition of a satisfactory red rear light and not to the illumination of the rear identification plate. I have received a certain number of complaints on the subject of oil lights, which are difficult to maintain in a state of efficiency. The general question of the lighting of this type of vehicle, both as to front lights and rear lights, was brought to the notice of the appropriate trade organisations some time ago. I am satisfied that endeavours are being made by the manufacturers to improve the lighting in the case of new vehicles, and that this policy is being pursued. In these circumstances I do not propose to take any further action at present.