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Cycling and Motorcycles: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 126867, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of requiring cyclists and motorcyclists to wear high visibility clothing.

Answered on

24 February 2022

The safety of vulnerable road users is a priority for the Government. The Department recommends that cyclists and motorcyclists wear clothing that makes them sufficiently visible to other road users, and has recently revised the Highway Code to make this even clearer. However, the Government has no plans to mandate the wearing of high visibility clothing either for cyclists or for motorcyclists. For cyclists, the benefits would be outweighed by the fact that it would be likely to put many people off cycling, thereby reducing the health and environmental benefits that cycling can provide.

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