HC Deb 18 May 1944 vol 400 c351W
Sir W. Edge

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the heavy casualties on the roads, he can state the main causes which produce them and the districts which show the most serious return.

Mr. Noel-Baker

The Road Safety Committee, of which I am Chairman, is endeavouring to analyse in detail what are the main causes of accidents, and will report in due course to my Noble Friend on the measures which in their view can best be taken in the post-war period to deal with the very serious and difficult road accident problem. As regards the second part of the Question, while we know the number of accidents in each district, it is hardly practicable, in view of the widely differing conditions, to indicate particular districts as showing the most serious returns.

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