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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr COHEN (ROBERTSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Minister for Shipping and Transport whether his attention has been drawn to predictions by John A. Volpe, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, that there will be a 50 per cent reduction in highway deaths in the next 7 years and a reduction of 10,000 deaths in the next 2 years. Is he also aware of the statement by Douglas V. Toms, Director of the United States Federal Highway Safety Bureau that within the next decade cars will be built which will be so safe that it will be extremely difficult to kill oneself in a car? What further action can the Federal Government take to ensure that Australians can look forward to similar prospects?

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