HC Deb 02 July 1965 vol 715 c148W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what steps his Department has taken to examine the illuminated school crossing patrol sign, details of which have been sent to him, which was produced at the request of, and tested and found satisfactory by, the Salford police;

(2) what steps his Department proposes to take to encourage the widespread adoption of illuminated school crossing patrol signs of the type tested by the Salford police.

Mr. Swingler

The use of a new type of hand-held fluorescent patrol sign will be obligatory from September onwards. For the illuminated warning of school crossings we shall shortly be conducting experiments with a fixed sign, in advance of the crossing, which has mains electricity supply and will flash whenever the patrol is in operation. These developments do not exclude the possibility of authorising illuminated patrol signs and our Divisional Road Engineer has been asked to obtain further technical information about the type of sign to which the hon. Member refers.