In accordance with a presidential proclamation, the nation observed "Safe-Driving Day" last week. Across the land, drivers were warned to be especially careful by the President's Action Committee for Traffic Safety in the hope that, for one 24-hour period, death would take a holiday on U.S. highways.

The hopes of President Eisenhower and his committee were unfulfilled, although the day's driving test was some improvement over the record of a year ago. Fifty-one died and 966 were injured in 3,935 traffic accidents. On the same day in 1953, 60 died and 1,807 were injured in 4,907 accidents.


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