HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc1400-1
24. Mr. John Wells

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a census of vehicles using the Maidstone to Rainham road with a view to classifying that road and to making improvements to it, particularly near Dunn Street.

Mr. Swingler

This road is already classified. It would be for Kent County Council, as highway authority, to initiate proposals for improvement or reclassification.

Mr. Wells

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that on this road there have already been a number of accidents to pedestrians? Because of the junction with the motorway and the fact that there is no footpath in the village, the school caretaker has already been hurt and school children and many other people in this small village are literally in fear of their lives every day. Will the hon. Gentleman look at this very carefully and seriously?

Mr. Swingler

Certainly. I want drivers to take more care on this road. However, the traffic flow on it is relatively small. A recent survey showed about 1,500 vehicles a day using it. It is for the Kent County Council, as highway authority, to make proposals. If it has any to make, we will consider them carefully.