Heavy Vehicles (Lighting Regulations)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1955.

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Photo of Sir Ronald Bell Sir Ronald Bell , Buckinghamshire South 12:00 am, 16th November 1955

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will amend the lighting Regulations for heavy vehicles to ensure that they are more easily identified.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

I think that the provision now made under the 1954 Regulations is adequate but I will gladly consider any suggestion which my hon. Friend has in mind.

Photo of Sir Ronald Bell Sir Ronald Bell , Buckinghamshire South

Has my right hon. Friend considered the system used in the United States—contour lighting of heavy vehicles?

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

All these questions were gone into before the 1954 Regulations were made, but I will certainly note my hon. Friend's suggestion.