HC Deb 08 December 1961 vol 650 cc193-4W
Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that an accident in which several children were injured, two of them seriously, occurred near the junction of Fairway and Carlton Avenue West, Wembley, on 29th November; and if he will now approve the proposal made by Wembley Borough Council last year that one of these two roads should be classified as a major road and that halt signs should be erected on the other.

Mr. Marples

I am aware of this unfortunate accident. I told the highway authority in 1960 that I did not consider "HALT" signs necessary at this junction, as the sight lines are good. I suggested instead "SLOW—MAJOR ROAD AHEAD" signs with appropriate carriageway markings. These do not need my approval. I still consider them desirable, even though I understand that the lighting at the junction has been improved meanwhile.

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