HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 cc60-1W
48. Wing Commander Grant-Ferris

asked the Minister of Transport if he will now make a statement on the subject of the brilliance of trafficators, as the result of the work on this subject which has been carried out by his Department.

Mr. Hay

The Road Transport Sub-Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe sought advice about this problem from a working party of experts to which the experience of my right hon. Friend's Department has been made available. When the Commission has reached conclusions on this problem we will consider whether any regulatory action is called for here.

49. Wing Commander Grant-Ferris

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the present traffic conditions on motorways and on other main traffic routes without street lighting, if he will, in the interests of road safety, make regulations making the fitting of direction indicators on all motor vehicles compulsory without delay.

Mr. Hay

We hope shortly to issue new regulations revising the technical requirements for direction indicators. We are not prepared to make their use compulsory until we have had some experience of the new type in general use.