§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has any information on incidents caused by pedestrians, cyclists or motorists being temporarily dazzled as a result of a bright reflection from mirror windows fitted to road vehicles;
(2) whether he intends to introduce any regulations to govern the fitment or specification of any mirror windows fitted to motor vehicles, particularly to reduce danger from reflections causing other road users to be dazzled.
§ Mr. Atkins
My Department has no evidence of incidents of this kind. Regulations already specify the type of glass to be used in vehicle windows and the minimum visual transmission for light allowed through it. Mirror windows have to comply with this. I have no plans for the introduction of specific regulations relating to mirror windows, which would in any case require agreement within the European Community.