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Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce restrictions on the use of headphones (a) in moving vehicles and (b) bicycles.

There are no plans to do so. Legislation places on drivers and cyclists the responsibility of driving or cycling with due care and attention at all times. A road user who fails to do so as a result of distraction or lack of concentration because of the use of headphones is liable to prosecution.