HC Deb 11 July 1956 vol 556 cc29-30W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in the interest of safety on the roads, he will make regulations prohibiting parking on main rural roads which are equipped with lay-bys especially at any bend where full sight is not available for a considerable distance ahead, or on the approach to dips or inclines where on-coming vehicles cannot be seen until they are within 100 yards.

Mr. Watkinson

I have no power to make general regulations of the kind contemplated. Orders imposing restrictions on waiting can be made in respect of specified lengths of road only.

Paragraph 65 of the Highway Code advises drivers of the circumstances in which a vehicle should not be left standing in the carriageway and, as I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson) on 4th July, the Road Traffic Bill now before Parliament will enable me to use a wider range of road markings than at present to control traffic on stretches of road where visibility is limited.