HC Deb 15 January 1964 vol 687 cc29-30W
46. Sir J. Maitland

asked the Minister of Transport what advice his Department has given to manufacturers to prevent the spontaneous shattering of windscreens; and if he will now introduce regulations designed to prevent this dangerous occurrence.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

The Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, 1963, require all motor vehicles to be fitted with safety glass. Toughened glass, while liable to shatter, is nevertheless unlikely to produce sharp splinters. We prefer to leave the public to choose which type of safety glass they prefer. The latest type of toughened glass does not completely obscure the driver's view of the road ahead when shattered.

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