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Motor Cycles (Fairings)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to make it mandatory for manufacturers of motor cycles to fit energy absorbing fairings on the machines.

Research into energy absorbing devices for motor cycles is currently being conducted by the transport and road research laboratory. The devices being investigated include fairings for the protection of the rider's lower limbs. The research is not sufficiently far advanced for mandatory application to be considered at present.