§ (2) what representations he has received to improve the safety of Watling Street at Grendon in the County of Warwick; and what improvements have been suggested to him.
§ Mr. Nugent
We have received representations for a speed limit and for a pedestrian crossing. We consider that 1226 these measures would not be appropriate but that elimination of stationary vehicles on this road would best improve its safety. Accordingly, bus bays have been constructed and "No Waiting" regulations on part of the road are being considered.
§ Mr. Moss
While I am very grateful to hear what the Minister has said, may I ask whether he has considered whether the number of fatal accidents taking place at that particular spot at Grendon might not justify the erection of large signs to warn motorists that they should be careful, because of that accident area? If he has not considered that, will he do so?
§ Mr. Nugent
I do accept, of course, that that place has a very bad record, and anything we can do to improve it we should be very glad to do. I will ask our advisers whether they think that that suggestion would help, but the real solution will be the long-term improvement of that road and, of course, the ultimate building of the London-Birmingham and Birmingham-Preston motorways.