HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 c7W
80. Mr. Heath

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in order to reduce road accidents, he will introduce regulations to ensure that all vehicles are fitted with a headlamp dipping device which will switch off the offside headlamp and focus the nearside headlamp on the nearside kerb when used.

Mr. Barnes

No. Such a device as an absolute requirement, would preclude the use of other equally effective alternatives permitted by the current regulations. These alternatives include the use of a device for dipping both headlights which certain manufacturers are now fitting to motor vehicles so that they will comply with the requirement laid down for the future in the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic for vehicles used in international traffic.