HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 c138W
89. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Transport what decision he has reached in regard to the methods to be employed to reduce the number of traffic accidents; and whether he has given further consideration to the suggestion of forbidding the sounding of a horn in built-up areas as promised.

Mr. Barnes

By far the most important source of road accidents is human error and there are limits to what can be done by central or local authorities to counteract it. I cannot within the limits of a reply to a Parliamentary Question indicate the numerous measures which have been and are being taken to promote road safety but in reply to the last point of the hon. and gallant Member's Question, I may say that so far as I am aware I have not undertaken to give further consideration to the suggestion to which he refers. I do not think that it would be likely to effect any appreciable reduction in accidents.