§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to remove the potential danger to road users of the use by cyclists of personal stereos; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
There is no clear evidence that personal stereos are causing accidents. However, all road users—184W and vulnerable ones in particular—should make sure that they are able to concentrate fully on driving or riding. They should avoid unnecessary sources of distraction. The highway code for young road users, produced by the County Road Safety Officers Association and sponsored by General Accident, advises cyclists not to wear a personal stereo and we are considering adding similar advice to the highway code.