§ 27. Mr. SUMMERSBY
asked the Minister of Transport what is the approximate cost of supplying, erecting, and maintaining a set of illuminated automatic traffic signals; and is he satisfied that the delay they often cause to motor traffic, when there is no cross-wise traffic, is commensurate with their usefulness in other positions?
The approximate cost of supplying and erecting light signals actuated by vehicles at ordinary cross-roads is £550 and the annual cost of maintaining these signals about £60. I do not agree that signals of this type cause material delay to vehicles where there is no cross traffic.
§ Mr. SUMMERSBY
Will my hon. Friend cause observation, or ask for a report, to be made on the Southern side leading to Exeter?
I will certainly look into the matter, but my impression is that they are not light signals of the type mentioned in this answer, in that they are not actuated by the vehicle.