Road Safety (Reflecting Triangles)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Alistair Macdonald Mr Alistair Macdonald , Chislehurst 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to ensure that portable red reflecting road accident prevention triangles which do not comply with the relevant British Standards specification are not used on public roads.

Mr. Bob Brown:

We have no evidence of non-complying triangles causing danger.

Photo of Mr Alistair Macdonald Mr Alistair Macdonald , Chislehurst

Is my hon. Friend aware that there are triangles on sale which can be blown over or blown round in a breeze and therefore give no protection but merely a false sense of security? Is it not ridiculous to allow the import of triangles which do not comply with the standards which we require?

Mr. Brown:

We are working to international standards for these triangles and it would be wrong to anticipate any change.