§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to introduce safer road crossings.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
A new type of pedestrian crossing, called a Puffin crossing, is being installed at 50 trunk road sites in England during 1992–93. This crossing is equipped to detect the presence of pedestrians both on the crossing itself and waiting to cross. It automatically gives sufficient time for slow-moving people to cross in comfort and is designed to improve road safety.