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War-Time Accidents

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport how many persons were killed and injured on the roads during the war.

From September, 1939, to August, 1945, inclusive, 44,307 persons were killed on the roads. The reporting of injuries was discontinued from September, 1939, to March, 1941, inclusive, but from April,1941, to August, 1945, inclusive, 608,940 persons sustained injuries due to road accidents.

Has the Minister any plans other than those of his predecessor for diminishing this appalling carnage?

Yes, Sir; if the hon. Gentleman will be good enough to wait about two weeks longer, certain plans will be launched which it is hoped will effect a considerable reduction in road accidents.