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Road Accidents

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the preliminary study of urban roads in the United Kingdom over the period of reduced public lighting in 1973–74 showed that there was an overall increase in fatal and serious accidents at night compared with a decrease in accidents on the same roads in daylight; and whether he is able to estimate the percentage increase and decrease in each case.

The following table shows casualties on urban roads in Great Britain in the period 16th November 1973 to 12th March 1974 and percentage changes compared with the corresponding period of 1972–73: