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Motor Headlights (Dazzle)

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered and will state in what manner greater pub licity can be given to the regulations made on 30th April, 1936, for the purpose of restricting and controlling the dazzle caused by head-lamps used on motor-cars and moving vehicles?

I have had this matter under consideration recently, and I agree that drivers need to be reminded of their obligations. I hope shortly to issue a Press statement on the subject.

Has the Minister's attention been drawn to the remark of Mr. Justice Charles at the Kingston Assizes this week, in which he said that while motoring along the Guildford Road he had been almost blinded by these dazzling headlights?

Yes, Sir; I have said that drivers need to be reminded of their obligations.