HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 c430W
Captain Bullock

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the danger which arises in large towns in consequence of the traffic-control lights having no additional light to indicate to pedestrians when they may cross and when they may not; and whether he will consider the possibility of having cross-now pedestrian lights fitted on a suitable level at the most dangerous crossings?

Mr. Burgin

Lights of the type which my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind are used when it is possible to arrange for vehicular traffic on all the roads forming the intersection to be simultaneously held up for a period. In other cases the pedestrian's path may be traversed by turning traffic and a positive invitation to cross the road might expose him to unnecessary risk. At most road junctions the pedestrian has no difficulty in seeing the lights, but he should always pay attention to the traffic.