§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what evidence he has received suggesting that the safety of motor cyclists might be improved by the wearing of day glow clothing; and whether he plans to make the wearing of such clothing compulsory for motor cyclists.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We are still evaluating the relative merits of a number of likely ways of improving the daytime conspicuity of motor cyclists. The work already carried out suggests that riders would certainly benefit from the use of high visibility clothing, although other aids to conspicuity may be even more effective. I shall encourage its use rather than make wearing compulsory.