§ 27. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Transport if he has any information as to whether the adoption of the roundabout system of traffic at various crossings in London has increased the risks of accident to foot passengers?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The effect of the adoption of the roundabout system of traffic working, including risks to pedestrians, has been under observation by the technical officers of my Department and by the police. The experience gained, as reflected in the figures of accidents, would appear to indicate that the risks of accident have been reduced, and it is hoped that this tendency may be more marked as pedestrians become more accustomed to the system.
34. Captain T. J. O'CONNOR
asked the Minister of Transport the number of accidents tabulated as fatal, non-fatal, and involving merely injury to property, respectively, which have occurred at each point at which the roundabout system of traffic control is in operation in London since the system was put into operation: and whether he can give the corresponding figures for a similar period before the system was put into operation?
§ Sir H. BARNSTON
I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Home Office. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a return showing the accidents recorded for a period of one month from the institution of the system, as compared with the corresponding period one year previously.
|—||Date of Institution of roundabout system.||Period.||Accidents to persons.||Other accidents.|
|Parliament Square||4th January, 1926||4th Jan., 1925–3rd Feb., 1925||—||2||10|
|4th Jan., 1926–3rd Feb., 1926||—||1||21|
|Victoria Memorial||25th January, 1926||25th Jan., 1925–24th Feb., 1925||—||1||3|
|25th Jan., 1926–24th Feb., 1926||—||—||2|
|Hyde Park Corner||22nd March, 1926||22nd Mar., 1925–21st Apr., 1925||—||2||24|
|22nd Mar., 1926–21st Apr., 1926||—||1||44|
|Aldwych||12th October, 1925||12th Oct., 1924–11th Nov., 1924||—||2||3|
|12th Oct.,1925–11th Nov., 1925||—||2||6|