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Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the safety of pedicabs as a means of public transport; what recent reports he has received on pedicab safety; and if he will make a statement. (243059)

The Department for Transport has not specifically assessed pedicab safety, but has received a Transport Research Laboratory report on the subject commissioned by the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association.

As road vehicles, pedicabs must comply with road traffic law including road vehicle lighting regulations, and with The Highway Code. Enforcement is a matter for the police.