HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc418-9W
93. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the interests of road safety, she will make an order that all lorries carrying sand, gravel, coal, lime or any substance which could shatter car windscreens or otherwise be dangerous to motorists should be so constructed and loaded that no leakage of the contents can occur, and be properly sheeted so that none of such substances can be dropped on the highway.

Mr. Carmichael:

Regulation 75 of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, 1966, already provides that the load carried by a motor vehicle or trailer shall at all times be so secured or in such position that danger is not likely to be caused by part of the load falling off the vehicle.

Present evidence does not suggest that additional legal provisions are necessary.

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