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Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that it is now common international practice to avoid the construction of roundabouts, he will give an assurance that no more roundabouts will be constructed in the United Kingdom.

No. Although we are now building an increasing number of grade separated junctions, roundabouts will still be constructed where they offer the most suitable form of junction, having regard to the physical circumstances at the crossing in question, the traffic flow, land requirements and the cost.


asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has for reducing accidents at roundabouts during fog.

Accidents in fog at roundabouts are a very small proportion of the total. General advice to drivers is given in the Highway Code, and the B.B.C. and I.T.V. usually warn drivers of the special dangers when fog is present or expected. Roundabouts, too, are normally lighted in foggy weather.