Papers relating to road safety research conducted by Leeming, including charts, graphs, and written reports. The papers contain Leeming's studies of international accident rates; before and after studies; and copies of articles and papers he published.
The articles written by Malcolm Heymer on Leemings research can be viewed on the Association of British Drivers website: www.abd.org.uk.
Open to bone fide researchers. By appointment only.
Deposited by Malcolm Heymer, October 2005, who was sent the papers by J.J. Leeming's son in order to undertake research and write articles based on Leemings work for the Association of British Drivers.
Leeming, J J, fl 1959-1972
Administrative / biographical background:
J.J. Leeming was a former county surveyor of Dorset and pioneer accident investigator. He puts forward the view in his books that the majority of drivers are reasonable and responsible people but, being human, they make mistakes. He believed that the investigation of road accidents and their future prevention was, and is, made more difficult by the judicial system which seeks to bring criminal changes against drivers, making it unlikely that drivers will co-operate openly with accident researchers such as himself.