HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c114W
48. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the uncertainty and confusion among motorists arising from occasions when a police constable is standing near a zebra crossing but gives no indication that he is not controlling the crossing; and whether he will give instructions to the Metropolitan Police that when they are in control of crossings they shall clearly indicate that fact by the recognised gestures.

Major Lloyd-George

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that his officers have been instructed, when performing duty close to zebra crossings but not actually controlling traffic, to avoid giving the impression that they are controlling the traffic; the importance of giving clear and correct signals has also been impressed on officers who are in control of traffic at crossings.

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