HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc143-4W
52 and 53. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the accident at the intersection of Burnaby Road and Beake Avenue, Coventry, which resulted in the death of a 14-years-old girl; and whether, in view of the fact that this is only one of many accidents which have occurred in cases where a vehicle has infringed the "Halt" sign, he will re-examine the location of the "Halt" signs with a view to introducing improvements in traffic direction, including the possibility of erecting a traffic island, in order to eliminate the hazard to human life at this point;

(2) whether he has given consideration to the petition presented to him on behalf of 126 residents at Beake Avenue and Burnaby Road, Coventry, protesting at the danger to human life at the Beake Avenue-Burnaby Road intersection, Coventry, where there have been two fatal accidents and a number of people have been seriously injured; and what action he is taking following these representations.

Mr. Hay

I was distressed to learn of the recent accident referred to by the hon. Member, and I share the concern of the Coventry people whose petition he sent to my right hon. Friend. Our Divisional Road Engineer will cooperate with the appropriate authorities to see what more can be done to reduce the risk of collision at this intersection.

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