HC Deb 03 April 1957 vol 568 cc387-8
35. Mr. G. Wilson

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is in a position to report progress on the experiment he is conducting in the regulation of traffic by markings on the carriageway.

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, Sir. The new system of carriageway markings which I announced on 13th December is now virtually complete on the Portsmouth and Dover roads. It will, I believe, be of great assistance to drivers. Some motorists are still unaware of the meaning of the markings and I am arranging in conjunction with the motoring organisations for further publicity. The rule is that drivers must keep to the left of, and avoid parking within, the solid white line when it is on their side of the road.

Mr. Wilson

Will my right hon. Friend give the greatest publicity to these notices? These lines have proved of great value.

Mr. Watkinson

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. This is something which could make our roads a great deal safer. I hope that motorists will give them a good and fair trial.