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Motor Vehicles (Mud-Flaps)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the recent fatal experience in wet conditions on the M.1, he will consider the compulsory addition of flexible mud-flaps behind front and rear wings.

We have no evidence that mud splashing was a contributory factor in this regrettable accident. In any event most of the mud and water thrown out beyond the wings, which must by law be fitted to motor vehicles, is squeezed out sideways, and mud-flaps would not help.