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Road Accidents (Injuries)

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport by how much the injury accident rate on roads has declined in the last 10 years.

The overall accident rate—injury accidents per vehicle-kilometre—declined by one fifth between 1971 and 1981. However, the reduction varies with different types of road and is partly explained by a change in the mix of vehicles in use. Relevant details can be found in tables 4 and 9 of "Road Accidents Great Britain 1981", a copy of which is in the Library.