HC Deb 16 May 1988 vol 133 cc357-8W
25. Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the outcome of his studies on the road safety implications concerning users of personal stereos.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

A Transport and Road Research Laboratory hospital-based study of cycling accidents revealed no instances when the use of personal stereos have been a contributory factor in any of the accidents. All road users—and vulnerable ones in particular—should make sure they are able to concentrate fully on driving or riding. They should avoid unnecessary sources of distraction.