HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c278W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has made an assessment of the extent to which cyclists are prevented from hearing on-coming motor traffic when they are listening to personal tape recorders whilst cycling; and whether the use of this type of equipment by cyclists constitutes a hazard to road safety.

Mrs. Chalker

I have no evidence that the use of this type of equipment is a road safety danger. But it seems to me only sensible that cyclists should take extra care if they are using it and we have advised them accordingly.

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