Road Accidents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 21st August 1940.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Watkins Mr Frederick Watkins , Hackney Central

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that in the last three months 304 child pedestrians and cyclists were killed, compared with 267 in the corresponding period last year, what action he proposes to take to deal with the increased danger to young people on the roads?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

The figures are deplorable. I informed the House recently that a road safety publicity campaign was being arranged for the autumn. I am also proposing a grant to the National "Safety First" Association, who are to deal particularly with young people.

Photo of Mr Frederick Watkins Mr Frederick Watkins , Hackney Central

Will the right hon. Gentleman in that publicity campaign particularly emphasise the danger to children through going on to public roads?