HC Deb 28 November 1962 vol 668 c47W
27. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Transport if, in the interests of road safety, he will give publicity to the fact that it can be an offence to drive vehicles in hours of darkness with side and rear lights only.

Mr. Hay

To drive at night without being able to see the road clearly might well constitute an offence. The Highway Code advises drivers to use headlights, unless the street lighting is good. The Road Traffic Act, 1962, empowers my right hon. Friend to make regulations concerning the use of headlamps on vehicles on the roads at night, and we are now considering how these powers can best be used.