HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 c452W
Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether in view of the number of accidents where cars run into the back of stationary lorries in the hours of darkness, he has under consideration any proposals to make it mandatory for lorries and similar vehicles to have improved rear lighting or flashing lighting so that, in the event of a breakdown on the road, other vehicles going in the same direction will have adequate warning of the presence on the road of such lorries.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Yes. In the meantime regulations require heavy vehicles to carry by 1st November distinctive rear markings of reflective and fluorescent material to make them more conspicuous.

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