HC Deb 25 January 1937 vol 319 cc558-9
80. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Transport what action, if any, he proposes to take to prohibit any further use of red or green electric signs of the Neon type on factories and shops near or adjacent to major roads, which in many areas cause confusion to the motorist in that they cannot be differentiated from automatic traffic signals?

Captain Hudson

Under Section 48 (4) of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, highway authorities are empowered to require the removal of any traffic sign or any object which closely resembles a traffic sign that it might reasonably be taken for such a sign.

Captain Sir William Brass

Who will be the judge of that?

Captain Hudson

The highway authority.

Mr. Morgan Jones

Has not the Ministry had sufficient experience of these various forms of lighting?

Captain Hudson

It is for the highway authority to act. My right hon. Friend is not a highway authority.

Mr. Jones

Ought not the Minister to do something to secure uniformity, as the different forms of lighting cause considerable embarrassment?

Captain Hudson

My right hon. Friend is looking into the matter, which, I agree, is causing a certain amount of difficulty.

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