HC Deb 21 May 1930 vol 239 c417W

asked the Minister of Transport whether the traffic-control signals in operation in the provinces have proved successful; and whether there has been any decrease in the number of accidents since they were installed?


I am advised that light signals of a proper type and properly placed at suitable junctions have facilitated the flow of traffic and have to some extent reduced the need for control by police officers on point duty. They may thus be said to have successfully fulfilled their main object. I have no information on which to form an opinion as to the effect of their installation on accidents.


asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken for the erection in the streets of London of electric traffic-control signals?


It is proposed, subject to the concurrence of the local authorities, to make an experiment with electric traffic control signals in Oxford Street. The question of erecting such signals at certain road junctions in other parts of London is also under consideration.