HC Deb 07 March 1946 vol 420 cc121-2W
Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Minister of War Transport whether he proposes to bring in any further legislation to control the action of pedestrians on the roadways, with a view to reducing the present high accident rate.

Mr. Barnes

In their Interim Report the Committee on Road Safety proposed that certain experiments should be carried out, when traffic conditions are normal, to ascertain the efficacy of various methods of segregating pedestrians from vehicular traffic in the interests of safety. I have accepted the Committee's recommendation and the experiments will be made at the appropriate time. Until I have the results before me I cannot decide whether further legislation will be required.