HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 cc1835-6
41. Mr. NAYLOR

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the increase in the number of fatal and nonfatal street accidents in Great Britain from 98,215 in 1924 to 115,473 in 1925, more than a third of which occurred in the Metropolis, he has any plans or recommendations under consideration for minimising the dangers responsible for this increase in the number of such accidents?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

The matter to which the hon. Member refers is constantly under consideration. I may refer in particular to the Circular which was recently issued to highway authorities on the subject of the use of "white lines" on highways, to the new powers secured under Section 4 of the Roads Improvement Act, 1925, for the elimination of blind corners, and to the various improvements with regard to omnibus and tramway stopping places, refuges, and the regulation of traffic generally which have been made in the Metropolitan area on the advice of the London Traffic Advisory Committee.