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Restricted Drivers (Motor Cycles)

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to confine restricted (R) drivers of motor cycles to cycles of up to 250 cc. for the first year after the restriction period has expired.

I am deeply concerned at the sharp increase in casualties among young motor cyclists in Northern Ireland and I sought public comment last August on a number of suggestions on the training and licensing of motor cyclists. One of these suggestions is a restriction on the size of machine which learner and restricted riders are permitted to drive.