HC Deb 04 December 1963 vol 685 cc1120-1
13. Mr. Clive Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport what action he is taking on the conclusion of the Committee on Traffic Signs for All-Purpose Roads that higher standards of road marking are needed and on their recommendation that lane and warning lines should be more extensively used, and reflectors placed on much used rural roads or where fog is prevalent.

Mr. Marples

New regulations, together with a manual for the use of local authorities, are being prepared in consultation with interested organisations, to implement the recommendations in the Warboys Report on traffic signs.

Mr. Bossom

As soon as some of these tests are completed, will my right hon. Friend start a drive to convince and persuade all local authorities of the importance and advantage of having better and also reflectorised road markings as recommended in the Report?

Mr. Marples

We have agreed that, to begin with, at every intersection, especially major ones, there will be clear indications of what motorists should do. That was in the Report and it is most important.