§ 48. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the traffic congestion caused owing to the fact that many tramcar and omnibus stops are placed on the near instead of on the remote side of traffic lights; and whether he will consider drawing the attention of local authorities to this cause of traffic congestion?
§ Captain A. HUDSON
My right hon. Friend's attention has been drawn to the question of the siting of tramcar and omnibus stopping places in the vicinity of signal controlled junctions, and after careful consideration he has come to the conclusion that, in the interests of the safety and convenience of the travelling public, it is generally desirable that the vehicles in question should stop before crossing the junctions.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Would the Minister be willing to consider making the change experimentally at a few points in order to examine whether the change is likely to be successful?
§ Captain HUDSON
There is a body called the Stopping-Places Advisory Committee, a sub-committee of the Traffic Advisory Committee, which goes round with representatives of the local authorities, and in each case tries to choose the right place.