HC Deb 12 February 1958 vol 582 c57W
99. Mr. Freeth

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many accidents near Whitehouse Farm on the A40 road two miles east of Witney have been reported to his Department in recent years; and whether he will take steps to eliminate the concealed dip in the road at this point and in the meantime to put up warning signs.

Mr. Nugent

Over a distance of 300 yards in the vicinity of Whitehouse Farm during the five year period 1st January, 1953, to 31st December, 1957, eleven accidents involving personal injury and twenty-three involving damage to vehicles have been reported to the police. There have been no fatal accidents. While I agree that it would be an improvement if the dip were eliminated, there are unfortunately many similar demands with higher priority. The best course will be to lay down double white lines here instead of the present single white line, and this will be done when the new system is extended to this road.