Motor Cyclists (Crash Helmets)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 1956.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Kershaw Mr Anthony Kershaw , Stroud 12:00 am, 21st March 1956

Is my hon. Friend aware that a situation in which there are 18,000 accidents a year, killing 1,300 people, at a cost of, perhaps, £4 million to £5 million in hospital expenses, cannot be allowed to continue indefinitely? Will he not look at it again to see whether, for the protection of other people as well of these young men, the wearing of crash helmets should not be made compulsory?