Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give figures showing the number of deaths, respectively, of pedestrians and of persons in vehicles caused by accidents on the road in the years 1932, 1933 and 1934?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The figures show that the percentage increase in the period in the number of pedestrians killed is just over 4 per cent.; the increase in the number of pedal cyclists killed is nearly 50 per cent.; and in the number of persons in or on vehicles other than pedal cycles approximately 2 per cent.
The numbers of pedestrians, of persons in or on vehicles (including motor cycles) and of pedal cyclists who died as a result of road accidents in Great Britain in each of the years 1932, 1933 and 1934 were as follow:
Year. Pedestrians. Persons in or on vehicles. (Other than pedal cycles). Pedal Cyclists. 1932 3,385 2,220 1,046 1933 3,504 2,330 1,354 1934 3,529 2,258 1,536