THE NATION: Highway Harvest

Alarmed by the amount of postwar fender-bending, Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, released some grisly statistics:

October traffic deaths totaled 3,440, 53% more than for the same month last year. By Jan. 1, 1946, at the present rate, automobiles will have killed 29,000 U.S. citizens this year. Dearborn's advice to motorists: "Quit using worn-out automobiles as if you were on a Kamikaze mission."


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