HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 c180W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Transport whether, under his regulations, a motorist passing the lights at amber thereby trapping pedestrians on a controlled crossing is bound to stop if called on to do so, more particularly, if he has come in contact with a pedestrian so trapped; and what offences he commits, under his regulations, if he drives on deliberately ignoring all attempts to stop him.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The regulations provide that the amber with red signal denotes an impending change, but whilst it is showing movement beyond the stop line remains prohibited. The amber signal alone prohibits traffic proceeding beyond the stop line except in the case of a vehicle which, when the signal first appears, is so close to the line that it cannot safely be stopped there. In the circumstances described in the hon. Member's Question, a motorist is not bound by law to stop unless damage or injury is caused to a person, vehicle or animal or unless he is called upon to do so by a police constable in uniform.