HC Deb 26 January 1965 vol 705 cc182-3W
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.

The results of this research are being brought to the attention of vehicle manufacturers and I hope they will improve their commercial vehicles accordingly.

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