§ 20. Sir HENRY JACKSON
asked the Minister of Transport whether he proposes to take any steps to obtain a more complete analysis of the causes of road accidents in order that in the light of the information thus obtained, more effective means may be devised for their prevention?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Pybus)
In consultation with the Home Office and with the Scottish Office, I propose to arrange for a special investigation of the causes of all fatal road accidents over a period sufficiently long to give reliable results. In the case of fatal accidents, information is generally available, in the form of police reports or of evidence before the coroner, which, if properly collated, would enable the cause of the accident to be established with 1279 some degree of certainty. The information thus obtained will be set out in a form of return, which has been in preparation for some time, suitable for mechanical tabulation. In this inquiry I propose to act in co-operation with the National Safety First Association, who have done valuable work in this field in the past.