HC Deb 27 July 1938 vol 338 c3119W
Mr. Errington

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that accidents occur due to pedestrians failure to observe automatic lights at pedestrian crossings; and will he consider placing smaller automatic lights at eye-level on the same standards to enable the colour of the light to be seen with greater ease by pedestrians?

Mr. Burgin

An additional set of lights is now provided where practicable in all cases where they are warranted in the interests of pedestrians. They are conspicuous and I do not think that accidents occur through failure by pedestrians to see them. Small lights at a lower level have been used both in this country and abroad to give instructions to pedestrians as to when they should or should not cross. Such lights can be used only when all vehicular traffic is periodically stopped, and I am not convinced that they are preferable to the larger lights normally used for the same purpose.