Hello everyone,

 

I am emailing in the hope that someone can offer some advice. A student has been to see me as she is writing her dissertation about women drivers in the 1960’s and she’d like to collect some statistics from the time. However, we’re having a nightmare getting access to any – the type of material she’s after is: number of driving licences issued each year in the 60’s (and how many were to women), and the number of road accidents and breakdowns in these years. The DVLA and the Department of Transport don’t seem able to help, nor do the RAC (although I was sure they would have an archive) – any further suggestions please?

 

Many thanks for your time,

Catherine

 

Catherine Robertson

Acting Subject Advisor (Historical Studies, West African Studies, and Education)

 

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