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Road Safety (Car Design)

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the first progress report of the Road Injuries Research Group has concluded that, with regard to car design, the lesson from the injuries is that projections both inside and outside should be reduced to a minimum; and what steps he is taking to ensure that new cars do not continue to have these characteristics, which are the cause of unnecessary deaths.

Yes. We are in constant touch with manufacturers on this and all other aspects of road safety. Many of the measures recommended in the report are in fact standard practice in new cars.