GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Dec. 24, 1928

The Lords—

¶Passed through second reading of the so-called "Ditch-the-Daredevils Bill" devised by austere Viscount Cecil of Clel-wood, famed 1924 winner of the $25,000 Woodrow Wilson Peace Award (TIME, Dec. 15, 1924).

In broaching his bill Lord Cecil said: "I speak for the young, the aged and the infirm. ... I beg this House to realize that the number of motoring accidents in the United Kingdom per 1,000 automobiles exceeds even the terrible ratio recorded in the United States. . . ."

As passed the "Ditch-the-Daredevils Bill" would empower municipalities "to construct shallow ditches transversally across important thoroughfares, so as to...

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