HC Deb 20 November 1964 vol 702 cc104-5W
Sir M. Galpern

asked the Minister of Transport if he will stop the distribution of the three road accident posters, classed by himself as horrific, which have been condemned by the British Safety Council and leading psychologists and psychiatrists; and if he will take immediate steps designed to stiffen the tests and penalties for motorists who drink and drive.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. These posters are part of the campaign, which overall has an informative and positive theme. They show something of the gruesome and tragic consequences which can follow from driving after drinking. We must bring about a change in social attitudes to reduce the number of deaths and injuries this causes. I believe that by arresting attention these posters will help. Before considering whether any further strengthening of the law is necessary, I shall await the results of the campaign and of the special investigations which the Road Research Laboratory are undertaking during December and January.

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