§ 63. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Minister of Transport if he will now immediately proceed with the project for the provision of traffic lights on the Cellarhead cross-roads on the Stafford to Leek road; and if he will give the number of accidents and deaths on that spot since the hon. Member for Leek last inquired of his Department about the need for traffic lights at that junction.
§ Mr. Hay
I am glad to say that there have been no fatal accidents at these cross-roads since the hon. Member's Question in 1956. Of the ten accidents which have occurred, five have involved personal injury. The "Halt" signs at the junction were replaced by much larger ones last November and supplemented by a repeater "Halt" sign. In addition, our Divisional Road Engineer has recently suggested to the county council a road improvement which would give better forward visibility.
We are not satisfied that conditions at these cross-roads make them suitable for control by traffic signals, but we will 132W review the position after we have gained experience of the effect of the measures now being taken.