HC Deb 24 March 1965 vol 709 cc91-2W
67. Mr. Hunt

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take steps to prohibit the sale of the drop-type handlebars which can be fitted to motorcycles, in view of the number of accidents which have resulted from the use of this type of handlebar.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I have no power to prohibit the sale of drop-type handlebars. If, however, their use puts the rider in a position where he lacks proper control or cannot see the road ahead, he is committing an offence against Regulation 87 of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1963.