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Motorway Signals

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers have been prosecuted for contravening a stop signal on motorways in each of the last three years.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he has yet agreed the standard code of practice for using motorway emergency warning signals;(2) if he will consult with the motoring organisations before finalising the standard code of practice for using motorway emergency signals.

The operation of the motorway signalling system is a matter for individual chief officers of police and not for the Home Secretary. The Association of Chief Police Officers has recently prepared guidelines for the use of the system which will be issued to all police forces concerned in England and Wales as soon as possible.