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A20 (Dover-Folkestone)

Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has as to the annual through-put of traffic along the Dover-Folkestone section of the A20, distinguishing between cars, light vans, and heavy goods vehicles; and how many accidents have occurred on this section of road in each of the last 10 years, listing both fatal and severe injuries separately.

The annual traffic through-put in 1983 on the A20 between Folkestone and Dover was as follows (thousands of vehicles):

000's
Cars and Taxis3,100
Light Goods Vehicles290
Heavy Goods Vehicles550
Accident data for this section of road are as follows:

Accidents on the Folkestone—Dover Stretch of the A20
Severity of Accident
FatalSeriousSlightTotal
19800123446
1981182130
1982192838
1983253037
19841122942
Casualties on the Folkstone Dover stretch of the A20
Severity of Injury
FatalSeriousSlightTotal
19800125264
1981193242
19821104051
1983364352
19841183958
The provision of accident data for earlier years would be disproportionately expensive.