HC Deb 03 June 1931 vol 253 c199W

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken, or is taking, under Section 48 of the Road Traffic Act, to ensure the erection of efficient and uniform road traffic signs; and what expenditure and period of time are likely to be involved before a national scheme can be introduced?


Prior to the passing of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, I had issued circular letters to highway authorities recommending suitable types of traffic direction and warning signs as well as traffic control light signals, and the terms of assistance available from the Road Fund were also explained. Before taking any comprehensive action under Section 48 of the Road Traffic Act, I think it desirable that the whole question should be reviewed by a departmental committee which I propose to set up, and on which the highway authorities will be represented. Upon their recommendations will largely depend the measures to be taken for carrying into effect any changes that may be found necessary.