HC Deb 03 June 1935 vol 302 c1540W

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that motorists are being trapped for exceeding the 30-miles-per-hour speed limit on the part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow road, known as Gogar Station Road, to the Edinburgh city boundary, and that there is not a 30-mile-limit sign on this part of the road, which is a mile and a half long, nor any notice to motorists that they are in a 30-mile area; and whether he will inquire into the matter?


I am aware that proceedings have been brought in several cases for exceeding the 30-milesper-hour speed limit on a part of the Glasgow-Edinburgh road between the entrance to Gogar Station Road and the city boundary. The speed limit is applicable to the part of the road in question by virtue of an Order made under Section I of the Road Traffic Act, 1934, and I understand that the signs necessary to comply with the Act and the regulations and directions thereunder have been erected at the termination of the part of the road to which the speed limit applies. I have no jurisdiction in regard to the making of Orders under Section I of the Act, and I see no reason to take any action with regard to the proceedings referred to.