§ Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Minister of Transport if he will recommend to vehicle manufacturers that, in the interest of road safety, rear mud flaps be a standard fitment on all new vehicles.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
A recent investigation by the Road Research Laboratory has shown that improved mudguards and mudflaps can reduce spray behind commercial vehicles but that cars present a more difficult problem.183W
The results of this research are being brought to the attention of vehicle manufacturers and I hope they will improve their commercial vehicles accordingly.