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Road Accident Statistics

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report for each of the past five years (a) the number of fatalities, (b) the number of persons suffering serious injuries and (c) the number of persons suffering minor injuries in accidents at or near to road works on roads in England and Wales.

Before 1979, accident reports did not record whether road works were present or not. About 75 per cent. of reports contained this information in 1979, and 80 per cent. in 1980 and 1981. All accidents should be covered in 1982. For those accidents covered—not necessarily a representative sample of all injury accidents—the casualties where road works were recorded as being present were as follows, for England and Wales:

KilledSeriously injuredSlightly injuredAll severities
1979667552,3973,218
1980647312,4363,231
1981568362,5143,406
Further discussion of this topic will be found in "Road Accidents Great Britain 1981", a copy of which will be placed in the Library on publication early in December.