§ 55. Mr. George Craddock
asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to amend the Road Traffic Act 1962, so as to make it compulsory for mudflaps to be fixed behind the rear wheels of all motor vehicles.
§ Mr. Marples
Regulations made under the Road Traffic Act, 1960, already require most motor vehicles to have wings or other similar fittings to catch 15W so far as practicable mud or water thrown up by the wheels. Many vehicles are fitted with mudflaps as well but the number of different types of vehicles and the many uses made of them make it impracticable to require them to be fitted in all cases. I am, however, considering whether there is any way in which the present requirement can be improved.