HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c419W
99. Mr. Bessell

asked the Minister of Transport if she will now make an order that all articulated lorries shall fit approved safety devices to prevent jackknifing.

Mr. Carmichael:

No. Anti-jack-knifing devices need to be tested much more extensively under a wide range of operating conditions before their efficiency on all types of articulated vehicle is established.

Trials are in progress and we are seeking to extend their scope.

Mr. Bessell

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will introduce legislation requiring articulated lorries to have special warning lights on cab roofs.

Mr. Carmichael:

No. However, we are considering proposals which will require larger goods vehicles and trailers to be marked with a distinctive pattern at the back and extend the present requirements for the side marking of long vehicles.

Most articulated vehicles would be covered by these proposals.