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Speed Limit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the reluctance of magistrates to convict motorists charged with exceeding the 30miles-per-hour limit in built-up areas is largely due to the prevalent difficulty of knowing whether a thoroughfare is controlled or not; and whether he will take steps to require the marking of lampposts in controlled areas with a, distinguishing colour band?

Captain HUDSON:

Where the speed limit is not in force in a built-up area every street lamp is marked with an appropriate sign. The absence of such a sign is a clear indication that the speed limit is in force.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that, although that may be the general instruction, it is not in fact carried out throughout the country, and can he see that it is generally observed by local authorities?

Captain HUDSON:

If my hon. Friend knows of any case anywhere where it is not carried out, I hope he will let my Department know.