HC Deb 04 February 1959 vol 599 c376
28. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what information he has which would enable him to compare the accident record of the Preston by-pass and that of the trunk road through Preston.

Mr. Watkinson

Arrangements for the study of traffic behaviour on the Preston By-pass have been made between my Department, the Road Research Laboratory and the Lancashire County Council. This will enable comparisons to be made with the accident record kept for the trunk route through Preston.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Will my right hon. Friend agree that the information up to date is that this road has had a very satisfactory accident record as compared with the old trunk road?

Mr. Watkinson

That is certainly true and, no doubt, when it is shortly reopened it will continue to have an excellent record.

Mr. McCann

Would not the Minister agree that the first accident happened to the road itself?