§ 37. Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Minister of Transport whether the automatic traffic signals at Trafalgar Square have proved satisfactory; whether any accidents have occurred since their installation; and, if so, the nature of same?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I am advised that the automatic traffic signals at Trafalgar Square have proved generally satisfactory. The question whether any alterations are desirable will be considered in the light of the experience which is being gained. During the first three weeks of operation, there were 22 accidents, of which two only involved personal injury. In one case, a woman walked into a stationary vehicle and sustained an injury over the eye, and in another case a woman reported that she had been struck by a cab, but declined medical aid. During the corresponding period of 1932, there were 18 accidents, involving four cases of slight personal injury.
§ Mr. STANLEY
That is one of the questions we are studying in the light of the experience that we are getting now.