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1934 FOREWORD BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT Whitehall Gardens, London, W.S. 1
PARLIAMENTS may make Statutes and Ministers may; make Regulations, but individuals make roads safer by carefulness and courtesy. The Highway Code is the travellers code of honour. It reminds him that all persons have an equal right to use the highway and that good manners and consideration for others are as important on the road as in the drawing room. Sound knowledge of proper behaviour on the road, as set out in the Highway Code, is just as important to the pedestrian as to the motorist.
Anyone who spreads knowledge on this subject is helping in a national cause ; and I am out to encourage all who keep the public interested in this matter whether they are public bodies or, as in this instance, a private firm. I wish every success to the Safety First series of cigarette cards which show pictorially and vividly how often accidents occur from disregard of the Highway Code; and I welcome them the more as the cards will be disseminated among the children, who are unhappily all too frequently numbered among the victims of road accidents.