HC Deb 07 November 1934 vol 293 cc1030-1
53. Lord SCONE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that at the traffic light signals at Newmains, Lanarkshire, the amber light shines for a period of less than half a second, thus giving approaching vehicles inadequate time to pull up when the light is about to change to red; and whether he will take steps to have this remedied?


I am informed, on inquiry, that the amber light at this installation shines for two seconds, which appears to be sufficient to enable approaching vehicles to draw up. If my Noble Friend is not satisfied, I shall be glad to have further inquiries made.


Will my hon. Friend consider whether it is not possible to standardise the frequency of all these signs, as excessive variations add to the embarrassment of motorists?