HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc48-9W
68. Mr. Hunter

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, in view of the road casualty figures issued for 1957, of 5,550 killed, 63,706 seriously injured, 204,602 slightly injured making a total number of road casualties of 273,858, an increase of 2¼per cent. compared with the road casualty figures for 1956, if he will ask the local road safety committees to organise special road safety campaigns during the year.

Mr. Nugent

Local authorities are asked each year to co-operate in quarterly road safety campaigns organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. For 1958 they have already been asked to co-operate in a special national road safety campaign from 16th June to 30th September; in addition there will be the normal quarterly campaigns during the rest of the year and special holiday campaigns at Easter, Whitsun, August Bank Holiday and Christmas.