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SHORT LIVED SAFETY CAMPAIGNS OPPOSED

Bureau of Street Traffic Research Flays Brief Drives Instead of Long Continuous Effort

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Short lived safety campaigns were roundly condemned in the meeting of the Bureau of street Traffic Research yesterday. Only long term continuos drives were advocated for the purpose of lowering the accident rate and keeping it down.

The figures put forward showed a four percent increase in automobile deaths during 1937, but it was pointed out that there has been an eight percent increase in auto travel during the same period which more than accounts for the increase in deaths. There were approximately 270 billion miles of auto travel in 1937 an increase of 20 billion over 1936 which makes the four percent increase in deaths not so discouraging.

Reports of the National Safety Council were cited to show that there have been advances in adequate drives' license laws. Thirteen states made laws during 1937 all greatly aided by the efforts of the Council. The Council, with grants, of $100,000 from the Automative Safety Foundation is intensifying its field work.

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