HC Deb 11 November 1966 vol 735 cc384-5W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Minister of Transport when, in view of the recent serious accident, pedestrian crossings are to be established at the three roundabout road junctions on the newly reconstructed Queslett Road, in Birmingham.

Mr. Swingler

Since Queslett Road is a classified road, the provision of pedestrian crossings on it is a matter primarily for Aldridge Urban District Council as local highway authority. Approval was given at the beginning of this year to their proposals for surface crossings at the Beacon Road and Kings Road roundabouts but the council subsequently submitted alternative proposals for pedestrian subways at three sites. Further information in support of this latest proposal is awaited from the council.

Mr. Henig

asked the Minister of Transport how many pedestrians were killed whilst making use of uncontrolled zebra crossings in each of the years 1960 to 1965; and how many in each year were children under 15 years of age.

Mr. Swingler

Following is the information:

1960 131
1961 131
1962 148
1963 157
1964 173
1965 176

The number of children killed in each year is not readily available and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost. However an analysis for 1962 shows that of 1,185 pedestrians either killed or seriously injured on these crossings, 224 were children under 15 years of age.

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