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Tuesday, 13 November 1973

Senator CAVANAGH -Yes, the Government has seen the report. Safety is one of the matters to which it is giving continuous consideration. The Government is concerned to see that all cars are manufactured to the highest safety standard. It would support a register of cars involved in accidents so that we would know the history of the cars. But it is thought that periodic compulsory inspection of vehicles is possibly more effective. Damage to a car can be rectified after an accident but the car can deteriorate and become a danger on the road. The new National Authority on Road Safety and Standards is carrying out research on all aspects of road safety and accidents at the present time. It is collecting and disseminating information on road safety and engaging in research and obtaining statistical information on this question.

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