HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc425-6
25. Mr. Whitlock

asked the Minister of Transport why he has not approved the provision of a "Halt" sign at the junction of Wighay Road and Annesley Road, Hucknall.

Mr. Galbraith

"Halt" signs must be restricted to intersections where visibility is exceptionally bad. We do not consider that the visibility at this junction justifies a "Halt" sign. But safety will be increased here by the road improvements being carried out.

Mr. Whitlock

Is not it a fact that over a period the hon. Gentleman has had representations from people in the locality who know the danger of the area; from the highway authority; from the police and from the Nottingham City Coroner? Will he not look at this again? Will he bear in mind that the combination of a junction, a bend and the beginning of a built-up area makes it absolutely imperative that, in addition to the "Halt" sign, there be warning signs further back on the main road in order that the excessive speeds attained there may be reduced?

Mr. Galbraith

I agree with the hon. Gentleman about warning signs being placed further back. But I think that the visibility here is not bad. It is 240 feet in the northern direction and 700 feet in the southern direction. In view of the remedial measures which have been taken, I think that we ought to leave the matter for a bit and see how we get on.