HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c124W
122. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that at the controlled road crossing by the Green Park Underground Station, the "Cross Now" notice goes off at the identical moment that the lights change to amber and that motor cars not waiting for green are, in consequence, liable to trap pedestrians actually on the crossing; and if he will take steps to retard or abolish the amber, giving time for pedestrians to get clear.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

When the pedestrian "Cross Now" signal is extinguished the amber with red signal is shown to vehicular traffic for three seconds before the green signal appears. While the amber with red signal is showing drivers must not cross the stop line and if this rule is observed it should give ample time for pedestrians to complete the crossing in safety. The significance of the amber with red signal is clearly stated in the regulations and any driver who proceeds to move when that signal is showing commits an offence.