§ 24. Sir Richard Pilkington
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state the percentage increase or decrease in road fatalities per 1,000 licensed vehicles comparing 1938 with 1960.
§ Sir Richard Pilkington
While there are still far too many acidents, does not the figure show that there has been a really substantial improvement in road behaviour?
§ Mr. Hay
The figure must be treated with some reserve, not only because there are still far too many accidents, as my hon. Friend points out, but because I am advised that a simple comparison of the kind asked for in the Question does not reflect a number of points which are somewhat too lengthy and detailed to go into now. But the figure shows that there has been a fall.