HC Deb 05 February 1964 vol 688 cc158-9W
48. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of concern and danger to road users caused by temporary road signs and warnings being left in position long after their purpose has been served; what are the instructions of his Department to contractors and road authorities on this matter; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marples

I am well aware of the danger. That is why I have on a number of occasions brought to the attention of local highway authorities, statutory undertakers and contractors the importance of removing signs as soon as they have served their purpose. I have also recommended to them that compliance with the Traffic Safety Codes for Road Works and other Emergencies should be made a condition of contract. I shall draw their attention again to these matters when the new traffic signs Regulations are made, and the Manual and combined Traffic Safety Code are published.