§ 34. Sir IAN MACPHERSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the dangerous driving which takes place on Chelsea Embankment, which many drivers treat as a racing track; if he is aware that accidents there are frequent; and what action he proposes to take in the interests of the general public?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
During the year ended 28th February last, 198 accidents on Chelsea Embankment were reported by the police; and they reported 25 cases of dangerous and careless driving and 329 eases of heavy vehicles exceeding the speed limit. Foot police and traffic patrols give constant attention to the driving of vehicles on this thoroughfare, and will continue to do so.
§ Sir I. MACPHERSON
In view of the really dangerous situation in that particular thoroughfare, will my right hon. Friend take more active steps to stop this dangerous driving and dangerous racing?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The attention of the authorities has been called to this case, and I am sure that every care is taken.
§ Mr. ALAN TODD
Is it not the fact that accidents are becoming more and more frequent; and, in view of the continual representations of this House, will the Home Secretary ask the police to take further steps?