§ 84. Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Transport which of the highway authorities have had painted on the highways the words "Look before you cross," with a view to warning pedestrians of the dangers of crossing the roads; and what further action he proposes to take in order to have this warning to pedestrians generally adopted?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Captain Austin Hudson)
Certain highway authorities have had the words "Look Right" and "Look Left" painted on the carriageway in appropriate cases, but I am unable to state at how many places this has been done. In view of the diversity of conditions my right hon. Friend does not propose to take any further steps, but has decided to leave the matter to local judgment.
§ Captain HUDSON
No, Sir; generally speaking we do not encourage painting on the road because it takes the eyes of the driver off the correct place, and I think that other methods are more efficacious.
§ Mr. JAGGER
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the possibility of simplifying matters by prohibiting pedestrians from going on to the roads at all?