§ Mr. W. R. Williams
asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the number of accidents and collisions which occur almost daily at the junction of Berkeley Avenue and Bath Road, in the Borough of Heston and Isleworth, he will consider declaring this section of the road a built-up area, imposing the 30 m.p.h. speed limit, and examining, in conjunction with appropriate county and municipal authorities, other steps to be taken to ensure the safety of civilians, particularly children and motorists.
§ Mr. Barnes,
pursuant to the reply[OFFICIAL REPORT, 27th January, 1947; Vol. 43o, cols. 125–6], supplied the following statement
I have made inquiries about the traffic conditions on the Bath Road at the junction with Berkeley Avenue. The accident record shows that speed has not been a substantial factor in the occurrence of accidents at this spot, and I do not think that the imposition of a speed limit is necessary. Difficulty, is however, caused by the fact that the carriageway on each side of the central refuges is not quite sufficient for two lines of traffic and, in the interests of safety, I propose to widen the carriageway so as to remove this difficulty.