§ 66. Mr. SALT
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can give any statistics showing the number of road accidents which took place upon an important length of highway, which include separate data as to the accidents which occurred during daylight and by night, together with the number of vehicles using this road, discriminating between those travelling during daylight and after dark; and will he give such details as they affect a month when the hours of daylight approximate those of darkness?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Captain Austin Hudson)
The census of traffic taken for a week in August last does not enable any useful or reliable comparison to he made on the lines suggested. My hon. Friend will find information as to the hours at which fatal accidents occurred on page 22 of the Report on Fatal Road Accidents during 1933.
§ Captain HUDSON
No, Sir, but if my hon. Friend will specify a road for which he wishes to have this information, I will endeavour to obtain particulars and communicate them to him.
Would it be helpful to the hon. Member who has asked the question if the Government showed him the report of the British Medical Committee as to the effect of alcohol upon accidents? We shall have to face it.