Accidents Caused by Vehicles
Although several attempts had been made to secure a combined study on accidents caused by vehicles, and the league of Het oranje Kruis had already mapped out a plan for an inquiry to be made throughout the kingdom, the minister of the interior did not grant the collaboration of his bureaus, and the enterprise was not carried out. Dr. Mijnlieff, therefore, took up the subject in person and addressed the administrations of the large cities. He was able to secure accurate data for Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague for the year 1923:He endeavored also to discover the cause of the accidents and secured the following figures: Bicyclists were responsible for from 25 to 30 per cent, of the cases, while automobilists were at fault in 36.9 per cent. of the cases in Amsterdam, 41.2 per cent, in Rotterdam and 41.6 per cent. in The Hague.