HC Deb 05 December 1934 vol 295 cc1575-6
29. Mr. GUY

asked the Minister of Transport the number of accidents which have occurred at level crossings since the repeal of the speed limit at railway level crossings by the Road and Rail Act, 1933?


During 1933, 140 accidents, and during the first 10 months of 1934, 122 accidents, in which the movement of trains at public road level crossings has been involved, have been reported by the railway companies


In view of the great danger of level crossings, will my hon. Friend consider reimposing this speed limit, which had been in force for 90 years, or, alternatively, speeding up the steps which he is taking to abolish level crossings?


I do not think that the figures which I have given would justify any such action at the moment.