HC Deb 27 October 1920 vol 133 c1768W

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of a large number of infant children being knocked down by cars of various kinds on our streets, for instance at Gateshead; and if he will see that this matter is inquired into with a view to getting better roads and seeing that the speed of cars is lessened in order to protect children from injury and death?


I am not aware of any increase in the number of such accidents either generally or in the district mentioned, but I shall be glad of any information proving such an increase which my hon. Friend can supply me with. The prevention of accidents does not depend so much upon regulations as upon individual care on both sides. I am, however, specially inquiring into the Gateshead record.