§ Mr. Neal
asked the Minister of Transport what consideration he has given to the booklet entitled A Highway Code for Young People, issued by the Derbyshire County Police, a copy of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Bolsover; and whether in the interests of road safety he will commend this or a similar publication to other police authorities in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Marples
I have examined this booklet, which I understand is intended to be for the benefit of young people about to leave school. It purports to be an illustrated version of the Highway Code as it applies to drivers, motor cyclists and pedal cyclists, but it does not contain all the information given in the official Highway Code for these classes of road users.
I believe that in general the official version can readily be understood by school leavers. While I welcome any action that leads to a better understanding of proper road usage, I do not think it necessary at present to commend a separate publication on the lines of A Highway Code for Young People for general use.