§ 43. Colonel Erroll
asked the Minister of War Transport if he is aware that previous road safety campaigns have not proved successful in reducing road casualties; and what new steps he is taking in the present campaign to make it more effective.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (Mr. G. R. Strauss)
I am not prepared to accept the premise contained in the first part of the hon. and gallant Member's Question. The present campaign will be a sustained and developing endeavour to lessen road casualties, and incomparably more ambitious than any hitherto attempted.
§ Colonel Erroll
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the campaign, so far as it has gone, is entirely insipid, and having no effect whatever on an apathetic public?
§ Mr. Strauss
I think the hon. and gallant Gentleman is a little impatient. This is a long campaign and it was launched only a couple of weeks ago.
§ Mr. Butcher
Will the Minister see that the campaign is directed to all classes of road users and not only to motorists?