HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 c103W
81. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Transport what are the present regulations governing the marking or lighting of awkward, overhanging loads carried on the roads so that they do not constitute a danger to other road users.

Mr. Barnes

Provisions with regard to the lighting at night of overhanging or projecting loads are contained in Sections 7 and 8 of the Road Transport Lighting Act, 1927. The Highway Code states that during the daytime a load projecting behind a vehicle should be marked at the end with a white cloth or something else which will attract attention.