HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 c278W
80. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made to reduce the high accident risk on the coast road leading north from the Hartlepools; and if he will introduce a two-traffic-lane system.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I have recently consented to an order restricting an additional section of the road north of Crimdone Park to 40 m.p.h. I understand that the Durham County Council, the highway authority, are considering with the police what measures can be taken to improve safety near the turning into Crimdon Park.

Retention of three traffic lanes is justified wherever the road is wide enough and visibility is not restricted.