HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 c30W
Mr. Levitt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will assess the advantages of introducing legislation further to control the off-road use of four-wheel drive vehicles in publicly accessible countryside for leisure purposes. [20138]

Angela Eagle

We have been considering the responses to last year's consultation exercise on managing vehicles on rights of way. We intend to make an announcement shortly. Local highway authorities already have powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to prevent or restrict traffic on rights of way where they cause damage.