Road Accidents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 14th August 1940.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Gledhill Mr Gilbert Gledhill , Halifax

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the continued high rate of deaths on the roads in spite of the reduced number of vehicles; and what further action he proposes taking in the matter?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

Under existing conditions a substantial reduction in the number of road accidents can only be secured by the exercise of greater care by all road users. A further road safety publicity campaign will be undertaken in the autumn.

Photo of Mr Gilbert Gledhill Mr Gilbert Gledhill , Halifax

Does not my right hon. Friend agree that the figures prove that speed alone is not the main factor causing road accidents?