Bus Stops

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Mr Gerald Wills Mr Gerald Wills , Bridgwater 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will ensure that as far as possible the siting of official stopping places for public service vehicles does not contravene the advice given by the Highway Code to drivers of private vehicles.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

I am sure that the Traffic Commissioners, local authorities and the police who are normally concerned in the siting of bus stops do have full regard to all the considerations of road safety, including the advice given in the Highway Code.

Photo of Mr Gerald Wills Mr Gerald Wills , Bridgwater

Is my hon. Friend aware that in a number of cases the advice given on page 12 of the Highway Code is contravened and that a little thought and a little rearrangement of stopping places would add greatly to the safety of pedestrians and of traffic as well?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

It is not easy for the bus authorities to arrange the stops to suit both the convenience of the passengers and the necessities of road safety. If my hon. Friend has any specific cases that he feels should be dealt with, I shall be very glad to have them looked at.

Photo of Mr Gerald Wills Mr Gerald Wills , Bridgwater

I could give my hon. Friend twenty cases in the space of 20 miles.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

We are still very willing to look into them if my hon. Friend will let me have them.