§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the number of deaths, she will seek to make it compulsory that a look-out man should be provided when vehicles are reversing and moving about in small places.
§ Mr. John Morris
My right hon. Friend has no evidence to suggest that it is always necessary to have a look-out man when vehicles are reversing or manoeuvring. The Highway Code reminds drivers to get help when reversing if their view behind is restricted. Attendants are required for certain large vehicles, motor vehicle/trailer combinations, and vehicles with substantially projecting loads.