HC Deb 07 June 1957 vol 571 cc165-6W
Sir J. Hutchison

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will consider the use in this country of the system of facilitating movement of traffic used in Australia, whereby traffic going up hill on main roads is allotted, by means of a white line, double the space as compared with that descending the hill, thereby allowing faster traffic to overtake slower traffic up hill, while the faster-moving down-hill traffic is not impeded.

Mr. Watkinson

This is one possible application for the experimental double white line system, if I decide eventually to make wider use of it. It would, however, be unlikely to prove a safety measure unless the lines conveyed a positive prohibition, which motorists could be made to observe rigidly.

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