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Road Accidents (Parked Vehicles)

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many accidents involving parked vehicles have taken place since the change in the regulations governing lighting requirements for parked vehicles; and how many took place in the equivalent period prior to those regulations being passed.

Following are figures of parked cars, light vans and two-wheeled motor vehicles involved in accidents on 30 mph roads:

YEARS 1st MAY-30th APRIL
LondonRest of Great Britain
Day-lightDaynessDay-lightDayness
1970–712,2761,4474,6102,940
1971–722,2161,5754,2853,031
1972–732,0571,6184,3854,343
1973–742,1542,0644,5545,136
The new regulations governing lighting requirement for parked vehicles came into effect on 30th April 1972.Comparable regulations were already in force in the Metropolitan Police District.