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Traffic Signals (Constant Flow System)

Volume 654: debated on Tuesday 27 February 1962

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what progress has been made in the research into the Turner system for constant flow traffic signals; and what facilities have been provided for a pilot scheme for testing the system.

It is expected that a pilot scheme for this or a similar system will be tested later in the year on the Road Research Laboratory's research track at Crowthorne.

While I am glad to hear that reply, may I ask the Minister if he would agree that in built-up areas where traffic signals are in operation, the rate of progress is appallingly slow, and that this is becoming an increasingly serious problem, while being very exasperating to motorists? Would he agree that any system which can be devised whereby the rate of the traffic flow can be increased would be a valuable contribution to the traffic problem?

Yes, Sir. That is why the Road Research Laboratory is testing a pilot scheme later this year.