§ 33. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many people were killed or seriously injured on zebra crossings during the quarter ended 30th September last.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Will the Minister take note of the fact that the figures which he has just given represent a considerable increase on those for the corresponding quarter of last year, when 13 people were killed and 174 seriously injured? When does he expect—if he does not find the task too boring for him—to achieve the desired result, by means of zebra crossings, of reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured?
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I agree with the hon. and gallant Gentleman that the total casualties on zebra crossings has increased, but in the light of the considerably greater use being made of them, I think that is no indication that the zebra crossing is other than a very useful assistance to road safety.