23. Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what report he has to make on the safety record of the Preston by-pass as compared with the old parallel road A.6.
§ Mr. Nugent
Up to the end of June roughly a millon vehicles used the Preston Motorway and there were six accidents involving personal injury.
During this period on the corresponding length of A.6 there were a further 51 accidents, compared with a total of 60 accidents there during the same period of the previous year for a similar density of traffic.
Mr. Gresham Cooke
Do not the remarkable figures showing that there were only five accidents on the motorway in the last six months while there were fifty on the ordinary road give all of us encouragement to proceed with the programme for motorways and bring about greater safety?