§ 49. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Minister of Transport what statistics his Department keeps of the causes of road accidents?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Pybus)
Returns as to the causes of road accidents throughout the country are made by chief officers of police to the Home Office. In the London Traffic Area, under the London Traffic Act, 1924, the Coroner notifies me if it is alleged that a fatal accident was due to the condition of the road or a mechanical defect in the vehicle. Further, in the case of serious accidents throughout the country, which are reported in the Press and which appear to be due to one or other of the causes mentioned above, my Department obtains such particulars as are available. The results of these inquiries are published in the Annual Report of the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee and the Annual Report on the Administration of the Road Fund.