HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 cc1417-8
14. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport whether, with a view to establishing the effects of accident-proneness on road safety, he will consult with the insurance companies in order to discover the proportion of the total number of accidents caused by those Who have had three or more accidents in three years.

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Ernest Marples)

The line of inquiry suggested by my hon. Friend has already been followed to some extent, and I will raise this question in the discussions which I am proposing to have with insurance companies and underwriters.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

I thank my right hon. Friend very much for what he has said. Does he agree that, if we could establish that there was a group of acci- dent-prone people or accident repeaters in this country, we could give them treatment through driver clinics as is done in some states of America, and might not this inquiry be very useful on that account?

Mr. Marples

I hope that something will come out of it. It will certainly be pursued.