HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 cc438-9
51 and 52. Colonel GOODMAN

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what mileage of roads is marked into traffic lanes; what action is taken to bring to the attention of road users the desirability of observing such indication; and what information he has to show that such action is adequate;

(2) what mileage of Class I roads is adapted to bear, respectively, three and four lanes for traffic; and what proportion of such mileage is so marked?


Statistics on this basis which, were they kept, would be in constant need of revision, are not available. With regard to the second question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to paragraph 82 of the Highway Code. The prevention of dangerous or careless driving is a matter for the police.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is not the fact that the proportion of accidents taking place on roads so marked is almost negligible?


I should not care to say that without notice, but I will have it verified.


Will my right hon. Friend consider circularising the local authorities in order to get more of the roads marked into traffic lanes?


As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, that course has been pursued, but I will see whether any further steps can be taken.