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Motorways (Diversion Signs)

Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether details of the new geometric motorway diversion signs will appear in the next Highway Code.

No. Traffic signs do not appear in the Highway Code until they have been proved successful and prescribed in traffic signs regulations; but I am making arrangements for the publication of a leaflet explaining the diversion signs.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he proposes to introduce statutory requirements for the new geometric motorway diversion signs with respect to size, shape and colour, in order to ensure uniformity around the country.

Not at present. All traffic signs which are not already prescribed in regulations must be individually authorised by my right hon. Friend. This enables him to ensure uniformity of size, shape and colour as well as consistency in use.