§ Viscount Lambton
asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to have a Give Way sign erected on road A697 where it enters the south side of the roundabout at Cornhill-on-Tweed, in view of the fact that the broken white line across the carriageway is not visible far enough away to give adequate warning.
Mr. Bob Brown
No. The Northumberland County Council, as highway authority for the A697 at Cornhill-on-Tweed is responsible for the traffic signs on this road. I understand that they have recently erected a roundabout warning sign, and intend shortly to erect a roundabout advance direction sign on this approach to the roundabout. These two signs should give ample warning. The broken white line across the carriageway is not intended as a warning but as an indication of the point where a driver should give way to traffic in the roundabout in accordance with the advisory rule.