§ 61. Mr. William Price
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will estimate the percentage of car accidents involving fatalities in which excessive speed was a contributory factor.
Mr. Bob Brown
A firm estimate is not possible as it is very difficult to ascertain the speed of vehicles before an accident. In 9 per cent. of the reports by the police on individual fatal accidents in 1968, the cars involved were reported as travelling too fast for the conditions. But this may well understate the percentage in which excessive speed was a contributory factor.