HC Deb 03 April 1987 vol 113 c654W
Mr. Heddle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to bring to the attention of haulage contractors the requirement to install sideguards on heavy goods vehicles; and what steps he has taken to monitor their effectiveness.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The regulations have had very wide publicity and I believe haulage contractors know their legal obligations. The effect should in due course show in a reduction in the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed or severely injured by heavy goods vehicles. This is monitored through the accident reporting system.