Dáil Éireann - Volume 128 - 11 December, 1951
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Lighting of Road Vehicles.
Mr. D.J. O'Sullivan Mr. D.J. O'Sullivan
Mr. D.J. O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Local Government if he will introduce proposals for legislation to prohibit certain road vehicles fitted with strong lighting systems focusing their headlights at such positions as to cause disturbing glare difficulties to drivers of low-sprung cars and to cyclists.
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith
Mr. Smith: The provision of dimming devices is already regulated by the Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (Construction, Equipment and Use) (Amendment) Order, 1948. This Order does not, however, make their use compulsory. I understand that the universal enforcement of such a requirement was considered to be undesirable in certain circumstances and impracticable in most cases, but that the Garda Síochána consider that they already possess adequate powers to deal with persons driving without reasonable consideration.
Dáil Éireann 128 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Lighting of Road Vehicles.