HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c163W
42. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Transport what tests he intends to introduce, in the interests of road safety, to assess whether or not a driver can see the road clearly when driving a vehicle in the hours of darkness with side and rear lights only.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

We would not favour any tests which might encourage drivers, however good their vision, to rely on the use only of sidelights where street lighting is inferior or does not exist. In such conditions by far the best safeguard is the use of dipped headlights, and we encourage this at every possible opportunity.