§ Mr. Temple
asked the Minister of Transport what was the national average of fatal and serious accidents expressed separately for two- and three-way trunk roads in the five years 1958 to 1962; and how these national averages compared with the respective accident rates on the A.51 trunk road between the Vicars Cross Golf Club and the city of Chester boundary.
§ Mr. Marples
Not all the information requested is available. The average number of fatal and serious casualties on all trunk and Class I roads in 1959–60 was 1.6 per million vehicle miles in urban areas and 1.02 in rural areas. In the period from 1st January, 1958, to 30th June, 1962, the fatal and serious casualty rate on the three-lane section of A.51 at Vicars Cross was 0.415 per million vehicle miles; in the period from 1st January, 1960, to 31st December, 1962, on the two-lane section between the roundabout and the city boundary it was 0.34.