HC Deb 25 January 1961 vol 633 c148
15. Mr. J. Harvey

asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents were reported in the Metropolitan Police area during 1960 involving traffic islands or bollards used for traffic control purposes.

Mr. Hay

I regret that the information asked for is not available.

Mr. Harvey

Is my hon. Friend aware that there is ample visual evidence that traffic bollards are frequently involved in accidents and that they may well be a contributory factor in the seriousness of some accidents? Will he look into the possibility of replacing the present type of bollard with something which is potentially less dangerous to traffic?

Mr. Hay

That is a little wide of the Question on the Order Paper, but I know that the design of the current bollard was reached after many years of experiment and is said to be not dangerous from the point of view which my hon. Friend puts. I will certainly have this looked into, because I was rather surprised to know that the information for which my hon. Friend asked is not available.