§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will reconsider the policy concerning the display of repeater speed limit signs in built-up areas to ensure that motorists are reminded of the need to check their speed.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Repeater signs are installed on roads in built-up areas which carry a speed limit over 30 mph, and on roads subject to the 30 mph limit which have no street lighting. The Highway Code reminds drivers that, unless signs say otherwise, there is a 30 mph speed limit where there are street lights. The156W benefit from installing repeater signs for all roads subject to the 30 mph limit would not be commensurate with its cost.