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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 8 (November 1, 1937)

The Railways and Safety

The Railways and Safety.

In Britain the railways, like those of New Zealand, make a wonderful showing from the viewpoint of safety. The report of the Ministry of Transport upon railway accidents in 1936 has recently been issued, and very creditable reading this makes. Summarised, the liability among passengers to mishap was one killed in every 582,000,000 conveyed; and one injured in every 3,500,000 carried. Three passengers were killed and 497 injured in train accidents. When one considers the continual slaughtering on the roads, small wonder the knowing traveller pins his faith to the safe an speedy “Iron Horse.”