HC Deb 18 June 1934 vol 291 cc21-2W

asked the Home Secretary what instructions have been issued to the Metropolitan Police in connection with their present special attention at traffic-signal lights; and whether, when a vehicle has just passed the white line and the amber light appears, the driver should bring his vehicle to a standstill or proceed across the roadway?


The police engaged in the measures now being taken to secure better compliance with the indications of the signal lights are instructed to pay special attention to cases where drivers approach the signals at an excessive speed or do not conform to the indications of the lights and to warn the offenders or report the cases with a view to consideration of the question of proceedings. The significance of the amber light shown alone is that a vehicle should stop unless, when the light first appears, it cannot safely be stopped before reaching the stop line. If the stop line has been passed before the amber light appears, the vehicle should clear the intersection.