§ Lord Davies of Oldham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action they propose to take to prevent the European Commission changing the status of the proposed directive on pedestrian friendly car fronts to a voluntary code. [HL4592]
§ Lord Whitty
The UK has funded much research over the years to support the development of a European initiative to improve the pedestrian protection offered by cars. The issue is to ensure rapid, effective and verifiable action in this area so that we have the best deal for vulnerable road users. We will judge any Commission proposals in this light.