HC Deb 13 March 1935 vol 299 cc378-9
31 and 32. Captain STRICKLAND

asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he will consider the issue of instructions to all responsible authorities that all traffic notices and signs shall be displayed at a height from the ground not exceeding six feet, in order to render them more readily visible to motorists and road users generally;

(2) whether he will encourage, so far as lies in his power, the general reduction to reasonable eye level of all signposts, particularly at cross-roads, and the display on them of road names in as large a type as is convenient?


Highway authorities have been instructed to have regard to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Traffic Signs. The form and dimensions of traffic signs are governed by regulations, which also follow generally the recommendations of this committee, except that on certain signs place-names are allowed to be of somewhat larger dimensions than those which the committee recommended.


Will the hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of having signposts erected at a greater distance from cross-roads in order to obviate what is at present fatal hesitation and bewilderment at the actual cross-roads?


Is not the hon. Gentleman aware that this matter assumes primary importance in view of the impending introduction of the 30 miles an hour speed limit in certain areas?