§ 50. Mr. Murray
asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider alternative means of drawing the attention of motorists when they enter the 30-mile-per-hour area; if he is aware that there are many cases of speeding on the Great North Road between Newcastle and 1100 Durham; and if he will consider drawing a white line across the road, marked in huge figures 30.
I have no evidence that the signs prescribed for this purpose are unsatisfactory. The enforcement of the speed limit is a matter for the police.
§ Mr. Murray
Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that the week before last there were four prosecutions in the Durham court and that a road sign would be an improvement, as I think the hon. Gentleman would agree if he gave this matter fresh consideration? Prosecutions are being brought week after week in respect of this place, between Pity-Me and Durham? Will the hon. Member have another look at this proposal for a white line. Surely prevention is better than cure.
The white line which the hon. Gentleman suggests is not a satisfactory solution, because it rapidly wears out and is obscured by snow, mud, dust and other vehicles.