HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 cc66-7W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport, what complaints he has received from motorists and pedestrians about the bright headlights being shown on many motor vehicles; and whether he will issue a warning urging drivers to take into consideration the dazzling effects of bright headlights on approaching motorists.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Since the removal of the restrictions on motor vehicle headlamps my Noble Friend has received very few complaints about dazzle. The announcement of the relaxation issued by the Ministry of Home Security contained the following paragraph: Drivers are reminded that they should be most careful to dim or dip their lights when approaching other traffic, so that this relaxation shall not result in an increase in accidents due to dazzle.

I hope that my hon. Friend's Question will serve to draw further attention to the importance of caution and consideration for others in this matter.