HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1981-2W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, as a result of the safety measures introduced last year, there has been a tendency for such accidents as do occur to be less severe?


Yes, Sir. This would appear to be the case, because the rate of reduction in fatal accidents (12.5 per cent.) has been much greater than that in non-fatal accidents (5.6 per cent.).


asked the Minister of Transport how many fatal and other road accidents have taken place in the Borough of Shoreditch during 1934 and to the end of November, 1935, respectively; and in which streets the greatest number of accidents occur?


The figures are as follow:

Period. Fatal accidents. Other accidents involving personal injury.
1934 14 645
1935 (11 months) 15 507

The roads in Shoreditch on which accidents involving personal injury most frequently occur are Old Street, Great Eastern Street, and Kingsland Road.


asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information regarding the relative rate of reduction in road accidents in city and town areas as compared with county areas?


During the 39 weeks ended 7th December, 1935, as compared with the same weeks of last year, the number of deaths resulting from road accidents decreased by 18 per cent. in city and town police areas and by 8.1 per cent. in county police areas. The corresponding percentage reductions in the numbers of persons injured were 8 and 2.6 respectively.