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Bull Bars

Volume 576: debated on Sunday 18 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What conclusions they have drawn from the Transport Research Laboratory's study of accidents involving bull bars.

The Transport Research Laboratory published yesterday a study of accident data which suggests that the number of additional deaths and injuries caused by bull bars is significantly lower than had previously been assumed. Nevertheless, we cannot accept unnecessary deaths on the road, even if in single figures. We are still very much opposed to the fitting of aggressive bull bars and strongly support current European efforts to control their use. We shall also be studying the TRL report carefully to assess what further action is appropriate.A copy of the TRL study has been placed in the Library.