§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Minister of Transport what steps she is taking to publicise the fact that it is four to five times as safe for pedestrians to walk facing oncoming traffic on roads without pavements than with their backs to such traffic; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Morris
The Highway Code advises pedestrians to walk facing oncoming traffic. Within the resources at our disposal we do our best to publicise the reasons for rules of this kind. I have noted the hon. and learned Member's suggestion for the future.