HC Deb 17 June 1936 vol 313 cc987-8
55. Mr. TINKER

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there is some doubt as to the efficiency of the traffic sign which reads Halt at major road ahead; and will he have inquiries made as to whether the word "Stop" in place of "Halt" would be more definite?


The Departmental Committee on Traffic Signs advocated the adoption of a "Halt" sign, presumably interpreting this word in its military and peremptory sense. I am reluctant to believe that the word is not generally so understood. Further, the sign is illustrated and its meaning explained in the Highway Code.


If I send to the right hon. Member particulars of several instances in which difficulties have arisen in the courts of justice on this point, will he consider them?


I shall be glad to consider anything which the hon. Member sends me if the difficulties relate to difficulties in the minds of the persons looking at the signs.