§ Mr. Michael Spicer
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the regulations governing safety clothing and safety markings and lighting for cyclists riding at night and in bad weather; and what assessment he has made as to the adequacy of these regulations.
§ Mr. Norris
Cycle lighting is governed by the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989. The lamps and reflectors specified in these regulations provide the cyclist with good conspicuity providing they are kept clean and well maintained. There are no regulations concerning safety clothing for cyclists. The highway code contains detailed advice on conspicuity for cyclists.