REAR LIGHTS FOR BICYCLES [To the Editor of _THE SPECTATOR.]
SIR,—All those who, like myself, have had to investigate road accidents will welcome the plea of Mr. Herbert Morrison, who speaks with experience as Minister of Transport in the Labour Government, to compel the use of a rear light on cycles in place of the ineffective reflector at present permitted.
It is significant that the worst hour for accidents, ace°. rding to statistics, is between 10 and 11 o'clock at night. It is not the cyclists themselves who alone are the sufferers, but motorists are almost unanimous in saying that it is the cyclists without rear lights who cause great anxiety and strain which in turn lead to reduced driving efficiency and dreadful accidents.—! am, Sir, &c., H. R. OSWALD, Late H.M. Coroner, County of London. 15 Thurloe Place, London, S.W. 7.