HC Deb 27 January 1967 vol 739 cc384-5W
Mr. Rowland

asked the Minister of Transport if she will amend her regulations so as to permit double white lines where the carriageway is less than 20 feet wide and a traffic hazard is presented by a bend in the road or any other factor ignored by motorists crossing the centre of the carriageway.

Mr. John Morris

No. The Traffic Signs Manual recommends that they should not be laid on roads narrower than 20 feet because, if they were, drivers of buses and other wide vehicles might be unable to negotiate the bend without straddling the lines and thereby committing an offence. Consideration is being given, however, to means of improving the effectiveness of the single dotted warning lines used at bends on these narrow roads.

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