§ 47. Mr. ALAN TODD
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state the number of street accidents which have taken place at pedestirian crossing-places in London; and what percentage those accidents represent of the total number of street accidents in London since October, 1934?
§ Captain A. HUDSON
During the six months beginning on the 1st November, 1934, there were 1,045 accidents (of which 20 were fatal) involving personal injury at pedestrian crossing-places within the City of London and Metropolitan Police District. This figure, which includes persons other than pedestrians, represents 1530 4½ per cent. of all road accidents in the area during the same period.
§ Sir W. BRASS
Would my hon. and gallant Friend suggest to the Home Secretary that special precautions be taken at pedestrian crossings by the police?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Would the Minister ask his right hon. Friend to have someone stationed at the other side of the road when people drive over the crossings without the slightest notice?